Ask The Beasts

My dog, Mattie, just cannot get close enough to human beings. It really doesn’t matter who it is, she’s never met a stranger.  If you sit in a chair and give her any indication that you’d like for her to come over, you’ve pretty much opened yourself up to the gradual progression from pat on the … Continue reading Ask The Beasts

Peter and Paul

Last month (I know I'm a little behind!) we celebrated the Feasts of Saints Peter and Paul, whose impact on the Church is unmatched. Peter was a fisherman by trade, a simple man lacking a theological education. The accounts of him in the Scripture show him to be somewhat impetuous and lacking a filter between … Continue reading Peter and Paul

Standing Out From the Crowd

An Everyday Stewardship Reflection for Third Sunday of Advent 2016 John the Baptist is truly an intriguing figure of history. He was a cousin of Jesus and literally prepared all those who would listen for this new way of life ushered in by a Messiah. Besides the key role he plays in the Gospel story, his … Continue reading Standing Out From the Crowd

Put On Christ

An Everyday Stewardship Reflection for All Saints Day 2016 Years ago, we began having students at our parish school dress up like saints of their choosing in anticipation of All Saints Day. It was a more worthwhile learning experience than dressing up as superheroes and cartoon characters for Halloween. You would have those would bring … Continue reading Put On Christ