Persecution Under the Radar

While we debate a secular ruling about a secular reality, not a sacramental one, our brothers and sisters in Christ are undergoing a persecution that is flying below the radar. There is a group of Americans that continue to lack rights and protection and they do not fly a rainbow flag, but they sure would … Continue reading Persecution Under the Radar

Bringing Faith to Life

Bringing Faith to Life Since my faith awakening all I’ve really wanted to do was bring faith to life for those who primarily experience faith as a set of rules. I had a troubled youth and wanted to help young people realize what I did, that is, there is a God who created them and … Continue reading Bringing Faith to Life

Everyday Stewardship / 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time

While he was still speaking, people from the synagogue official’s house arrived and said, “Your daughter has died; why trouble the teacher any longer?” Disregarding the message that was reported, Jesus said to the synagogue official, “Do not be afraid; just have faith.”  He did not allow anyone to accompany him inside except Peter, James, … Continue reading Everyday Stewardship / 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Extending the Catholic Community

Recently an article I wrote was the lead article for LPI's CONNECT product.  It spoke to the value of extending one's experience of church by creating a community of businesses that are worthy of patronage, not just because they support your church by taking out an ad in your Sunday bulletin, but because they are … Continue reading Extending the Catholic Community

One More Day

So I am sitting here in an airport waiting for a flight to the other side of the country that I was supposed to be on yesterday.  Three hours before my flight, I received the text informing me that my flight had been cancelled. I could quickly schedule a new flight, but all flights from … Continue reading One More Day

Remembering Our Slain Brothers and Sisters in South Carolina

Whether the sun is shining or dark clouds hover above us, we must never fade. In the face of love or the face of hatred, we must never shrink. The world needs to change, but we who remain in Him must never change. http://gawker.com/report-dylann-roof-told-cops-he-almost-didn-t-go-throu-1712507964

Everyday Stewardship / 12th Sunday in Ordinary Time

For the love of Christ impels us, once we have come to the conviction that one died for all; therefore, all have died. He indeed died for all, so that those who live might no longer live for themselves but for him who for their sake died and was raised. Consequently, from now on we … Continue reading Everyday Stewardship / 12th Sunday in Ordinary Time

“The best birthday present I’ve ever received.”

When I entered her apartment, it was abundantly clear that she was Catholic.  The large portrait of St. John Paul II was the first giveaway. She called our church the other day to ask if someone would be willing to bring Holy Communion to her. She was home-bound, living in a local assisted living complex. … Continue reading “The best birthday present I’ve ever received.”