Two Coats

The crowds asked John the Baptist, “What should we do?” He said to them in reply, “Whoever has two cloaks should share with the person who has none.  And whoever has food should do likewise.” Even tax collectors came to be baptized and they said to him, “Teacher, what should we do?” He answered them,  … Continue reading Two Coats

Mary, Mercy, & Me

And so it begins! Today, on this feast of the Immaculate Conception, the Jubilee Year of Mercy begins. Anything you need to know about this much-anticipated year can be found at GetFed, a service of the Catholic Company. Today is just the start of a year of prayer, devotion, special events, and of course, mercy. So … Continue reading Mary, Mercy, & Me

You’ve Got Beautiful Feet!

But how can they call on him in whom they have not believed? And how can they believe in him of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone to preach? And how can people preach unless they are sent? As it is written, How beautiful are the feet of those … Continue reading You’ve Got Beautiful Feet!

Why Pray For The Pope?

If there were anyone that needs no prayer, who would it be? One might be inclined to say Pope Francis, but they would be wrong. In his recent U.S. tour one message curiously stood out to me, “please, pray for me!” I let it go - practically unnoticed - until I really started thinking about … Continue reading Why Pray For The Pope?

The Time is NOW!

It has been an amazing week for sure! A couple of years ago when planning for the World Meeting of Families started we had no idea if Pope Francis would be able to attend. We could never have imagined what the events of this past week could have looked like or what the impact would be … Continue reading The Time is NOW!

The Catholic Church

I will blog tomorrow about the World Meeting of Families and the Papal visit, but for now, my wife has inspired me to simply post the following video. Now is the time to share this with all our friends and loved ones. And even those we don't know so well. A new Pentecost has arrived. … Continue reading The Catholic Church

Proclaiming the Good News

Jesus summoned the Twelve and gave them power and authority over all demons and to cure diseases, and he sent them to proclaim the Kingdom of God and to heal the sick. He said to them, “Take nothing for the journey, neither walking stick, nor sack, nor food, nor money, and let no one take … Continue reading Proclaiming the Good News

Something in the Air

It would be an understatement to say that people are excited here at the World Meeting of Families. To a casual observer it would not be so easy to realize why. You might think it is because of Pope Francis' visit in the coming days. You might think that it is because of speakers like … Continue reading Something in the Air