ENCOURAGE SPEAKER: ALVERA MARIA SANTO

This weekend is the yearly conference for Courage/Encourage where those who follow God despite having same-sex attraction (and parents with children in the lifestyle) share a weekend of prayer, conferences and camaraderie.     One of those speakers is ALVERA Maria Santa who will speak on the topic: Same-Sex Attraction Should Read More

WEARY & BURDENED

In this ministry many times it feels as if you are shouldering the weight of the world.  There are times when we feel like leaving that load behind and just going with the flow, bowing to modern society.  Yet, if we heed the words of scripture, we know what the right Read More

Modern Spin on Good Samaritan Parable

Sunday we had the gospel of Luke in which Jesus counters the challenge of  scholar who asks “who is my neighbor”  with the parable of the Good Samaritan. . This parable of The Good Samaritan offered a lesson in shared humanity, compassion and mercy. . It is a timeless story, Read More

THE NUMBERS GAME?

Sometimes we all get caught up in numbers.  I have and probably will again.   It human nature. Does my income cover my spending?   Do I have as many friends as so and so?  Are there more people at the mass Dan is preaching at than mine?   Recently, Read More

THE KEY IS TO REACH – SAINT PADRE PIO

And I once saw sign that simple said “Reach up as high as you can today, and God will reach down the rest of the way.”  I spent some time debating whether it could really be just that simple.  And if it is, do I have what it takes to Read More

A 4th OF JULY PRAYER

As we set out to celebrate today with hot dogs, hamburgers, spare ribs, potato salad and perhaps apple pie, let us take a moment to reflect on what today actually means. America is a true sanctuary for many who hope for a better life.  And unless you are Native American, Read More

THIRD WAY: A Must Watch for ALL Catholics

The Third Way is a position akin to centrism that tries to reconcile right-wing and left-wing politics by advocating a varying synthesis of some centre-right and centrist economic and some centre-left social policies.   When speaking to religious Christians, there are historically two camps basically: There are those that say Read More

TOLERANCE – WHY?

We  are fresh off PRIDE MONTH, in which the intention was to fight for those in the gay community to get a fair shake in life.  As my friend Karl says, a worthy goal.     Unfortunately, what the original intention and goal blossomed into a menagerie of threats, bullying Read More