Last year I decided to create a retrospective on the top ten posts of 2011. It seems like a good tradition to continue. So without further ado, here are the top posts of 2012.
1. It Was Night. A post on how we continue to betray Christ with our sins, and how he continues to forgive us.
3. Winning the Good Fight Over Sexual Addiction. This is the second year in a row where a guest author has made the top ten posts on my blog. It is always exciting when someone I admire agrees to write something for this blog. My thanks to Devin Rose for writing this post that continues to provide guidance to those struggling with sexual addiction. It is a topic that many times goes unaddressed due to the taboo nature of the subject.
4. You’re Going To Have To Do Better Than That. Another guest post from my friend Margaret Grace. She saw the anti-Catholic New York Times Ad from the Freedom From Religion folks and asked if she could post a response on my blog. I agreed. Many people appreciated her thoughts.
5. Nine Ladies Dancing. This was the most popular post from my series on the Twelve Days of Christmas. It is a reflection on the nine fruits of the Holy Spirit.
6. Becoming All Flame. A homily on fire and the prophet Elijah.
7. Keeping Children Safe. I don’t often respond to rude comments, but I feel fighting the sexual abuse of children is extremely important. One of the best weapons is relying on facts rather than stereotypes.
8. Listen When People Talk To You. It makes me very happy to see one of my posts on Fr. Thomas Hopko’s 55 Maxims for Christian Living among the top ten. All 55 Maxims are worth a look.
9. How Do We Define Religious Liberty? This year the Catholic Church has taken a stand against the government of the United States over the issue of religious liberty. The battle over the HHS mandate continues. This post expresses some of my initial thoughts in opposition to the Obama administration’s understanding of freedom of religion, or their lack thereof.
10. How To Go To Hell. It seems we were all shocked by the recent events at Sandy Hook Elementary School. This post captures my reaction on Gaudete Sunday.
Thanks to all my readers for another great year of blogging. I hope you will continue to visit this site and to engage in conversation often. Have a blessed and happy new year!