Interdependence Day

We are just coming off a federal holiday in the United States, Independence Day, or Fourth of July. We recognize the founding fathers who, through their efforts composed and adopted the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. The Continental Congress declared that the thirteen American colonies regarded themselves as a new nation, the United States of America, and … Continue reading Interdependence Day

To Teach as Jesus Did

In To Teach as Jesus Did, from 1972, the US Bishops stated the following: The educational mission of the Church is an integrated ministry embracing three interlocking dimensions: the message revealed by God (didache) which the Church proclaims; fellowship in the life of the Holy Spirit (koinonia); service to the Christian community and the entire human … Continue reading To Teach as Jesus Did

There Is But One King! (and it’s not me)

We are on the cusp of two of the most beautiful times of the Church year: Advent and Christmas. We anticipate Christ’s coming during Advent, and we celebrate his coming during the Christmas season! There is almost too much going on with all the Advent devotions and practices that seem to take a back seat … Continue reading There Is But One King! (and it’s not me)

Keeping the Main Thing the Main Thing

In this blog, I am charged with keeping the main thing, the main thing, as are my guest bloggers. We reflect quite frequently on the process of conversation, everyday spirituality, and a stewardship way of life. There are many books and articles out there about parish engagement, rebuilding community, and creating a dynamic faith environment. But we … Continue reading Keeping the Main Thing the Main Thing

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

In The Company of Witnesses

"Above all the Gospel must be proclaimed by witness. Take a Christian or a handful of Christians who, in the midst of their own community...they radiate in an altogether simple and unaffected way their faith in values that go beyond current values, and their hope in something that is not seen and that one would … Continue reading In The Company of Witnesses