A difficult forgiveness to fathom.

Tampa Bay Times
March 26, 2015

As Holy Week draws near, I am compelled to dwell on the mercy Christ has shown me (while we were yet sinners, he died for us, you know?). As it happens, in today’s paper, there is an illustration of mercy — a difficult forgiveness to fathom.

It’s in a letter by the dad of a 16-year-old boy who died last week in a car crash, written to the driver at fault for the crash. Click the title of this post (or click here) to read it.

In or near Brandon, FL? Save the date. I’ll give a talk for young adults at Nativity Catholic Church.

Date: May 14, 2015
Time: 7 p.m.
Event: REAL LIFE Night
Topic: TBD
Sponsor: REAL LIFE Young Adult Group
Venue: Nativity Catholic Church
Location: 705 E Brandon Blvd.
Brandon, FL

In or near Lutz, FL? Save the date! I’ll discuss practicing chastity in a culture that calls it crazy at a young adult event hosted by St. Tim’s.

Date: April 20, 2015
Time: TBD
Event: Young Adult Event
Sponsor: St. Tim's Catholic Church
Venue: TBD
Public: Public

On agape and sex.

Last week, after my third sex essay printed in the Tampa Bay Times, I received an email from Dr. Lodovico Balducci — a faithful Times reader who has responded to each sex essay I’ve written for the paper since 2009.

He sent the letter to the editor that he submitted, which printed in part this week. With his permission, I’ve pasted the full version of his letter below. I’m grateful for it and hopeful you’ll find his points about agape and sex as insightful as I did: