12 steps up the mountain of pride//St. Bernard of

Msgr. Charles Pope once again challenges our hearts and minds while provoking us to examine our conscience. From his blog:   St. Bernard of Clairvaux identified twelve steps up the mountain of pride. These are detailed in a work by him entitled Steps of Humility and Pride.  The good priest Read More

Seems So Simple, Yet So Hard To Enact

  The Catholic church teaches truths whether we want to accept them or not.  One truth is every person has difficulties whether it is money issues, substance abuse or sexual temptings.  Each person in these scenarios are called to seeking forgiveness and to strive to do better, yet, those with Read More


Father Mike Schmitz is a revelation when it come to talking common sense about SSA.  His words and inspiration has gotten me through some hard times.  Below is an article he penned a  while back that still resonates today.     IT SEEMS LIKE EVERY TIME I TRY TO EXPLAIN Read More

Ministering To Those With Same Sex Attraction

Last summer I was privileged to attend a conference in Plymouth Michigan on behalf of the Archdiocese of New York.  The best, most succinct speaker during the conference, in my opinion, was Msgr. Charles Pope.  Many have heard of him, he is the author of the Courageous Priest blog.  He Read More

Words of Compassion

Here on a Sunday let us be reminded of why we are Catholic especially as we encounter people in our life.  We need to embrace each individual as a child of God and nothing less.   Same-sex Attraction 2357 Homosexuality refers to relations between men or between women who experience Read More