hEAd & hEART
ENGAGING CULTURE FROM A CATHOLIC PERSPECTIVE
BY FR. JOHN BULLOCK, LC

Living Unplugged to Connect

Heart… Recently someone recommended that I read ‘The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry’ by John Mark Comer. As expected, the book observes...

The Gates of Hell

Heart… These are uneasy times. The political and social tension in our country seems to be reaching new heights. Riots and violence in...

In Memory of Frank Pierce

Heart... [From the funeral homily of Frank Pierce – September 4, 2020 – printed with permission of the family. After the homily is a...

Decidedly Joyful

Heart… St. John Paul II had already been bishop in Cracow for some years and in a non-stop struggle with the Polish Communist regime to...

Pray for America

Heart… The Allied troops occupied Post-World War II Austria. American, British and French troops were in the western part of Austria, and...

The Embrace of Marriage

Heart… [from a wedding homily] What word, what image can reflect the vocation of marriage and family? Many words relate to the vocation,...

Small Gesture, Big Heart

Heart... The other morning I was in the McDonald’s drive-through to get breakfast. It was a two-lane drive-through, and sure enough, my...

Back to Work

Heart… I just finished vacationing with the priests and brother from my local community, five of us in total. It was our ‘family’...

The Two Women I Most Admire

Heart… ‘When Jesus saw his mother and the disciple there whom he loved, he said to his mother, “Woman, behold, your son.” Then he said to...

Is a Lasting Love Still Possible?

For the Heart… The color red, countless hearts, Cupid and his bow, candy and roses all indicate that the day dedicated to those in love...

Starbucks, a Tip Jar, & a Rosary

For the Heart… I was meeting a young man at the Starbucks on campus. As I went to pay for my chilled Vanilla Frappuccino in cash, I came...

Giving your All

For the Heart… In the movie Hacksaw Ridge [spoiler alert] Desmond Doss, a Seventh-day Adventist who was pacifist and refused to use a...

Pickle Jar

FOR THE HEART: I never thought that a pickle jar could have changed my life. I was eleven years old. I had been raised Catholic, but...