The Narrow Gate Blog

Reflections about faith, life, struggles, and our hope for our ultimate home, Heaven. But the only way through, is via the Narrow Gate.

Two Modern Traps to Protect Your Kids From

Two Modern Traps to Protect Your Kids From

This article first appeared at: catholic.com Parents, no one cares about your children as much as you do. That means the care of your children belongs to you. There is an important principle that parents have to put in place when determining how to protect their...

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Transgenderism: Answering Common Objections to Church Teaching

Transgenderism: Answering Common Objections to Church Teaching

This article first appeared at: stpaulcenter.com Why is transgenderism incompatible with Catholic teaching? It is my hope that this short dialogue will not be perceived as a pat answer intended to close conversations but rather as an opportunity to spark a deeper and...

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The Bible in the Liturgy and the Liturgy in the Bible

The Bible in the Liturgy and the Liturgy in the Bible

This article first appeared at: stpaulcenter.comYou’re in church, and you’ve just heard a reading from the Old Testament and a reading from one of the letters in the New Testament. They must be very important, because there’s a special place for reading them at the...

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Parousia News – June/July 2023

Parousia News – June/July 2023

Fr Chris Alar's Mega Tour! Above: Fr Chris Alar, MIC presented a day-retreat and offered Holy Mass at Our Lady of the Angels Parish, Rouse Hill It's hard to remember a time we have been as busy at Parousia as we have been over the last couple of months. We have been...

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What Is Beauty?

What Is Beauty?

This article first appeared at: stpaulcenter.comPaul Claudel was eighteen years old and walking the streets of Paris on a cold and rainy afternoon. It was Christmas Day, 1886. Claudel was, like many in France at the time, a skeptic and an atheist. The young man...

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Should Christians “Mind Our Own Business”?

Should Christians “Mind Our Own Business”?

This article first appeared at: stpaulcenter.comWe have all heard the expression “mind your own business.” Perhaps we ourselves have said it to an individual who is being overly curious about something in our lives, or asking something very personal. In these cases,...

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The Five Circles of Evangelization

The Five Circles of Evangelization

This article first appeared at: catholic.comIn my quarter century of Catholic evangelization efforts, I’ve been asked many questions. But one of the most common is:“Do you have a system for evangelization I can follow?”I can understand the intention behind...

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The Psalms: Music for Our Hearts

The Psalms: Music for Our Hearts

This article first appeared at: stpaulcenter.com Turn off the television. Turn off the radio. Turn off the computer. Go to the quietest room in the house. Shut the door. Sit down and close your eyes.   You can still hear it, can’t you? The irritating car...

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Parousia News – May 2023

Parousia News – May 2023

Rosary NovenaAbove: Charbel Raish with Bridget Sakr promoting the  9-yay Rosary Novena to Our Lady Help of Christians, the patroness of AustraliaWhat a month May has been! Wow, so much has happened this last month, which the Church dedicates to Our Lady, Mary. Earlier...

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The Sacraments: God’s Masterworks

The Sacraments: God’s Masterworks

This article first appeared at: stpaulcenter.com The Incarnation is the center of all God’s plans for mankind. Two millennia ago, the Word became flesh. He dwelt among us for thirty-three years, completed His Paschal mystery, rose from the dead, and forty...

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