My First Homily   I am honored to be here in front of this Ambo to deliver my first ever homily. The whirlwind of my ordination is still fresh to me, still blowing God’s graces my way. I feel privileged and humbled to be here, excited to preach for the Read More

Daily Grind Toward Holiness

  Pure love is capable of great deeds, and it is not broken by difficulty or adversity. As it remains strong in the midst of great difficulties, so too it perseveres in the toilsome and drab life of each day.” ~ Saint Faustina Kowalska †

Reconciled Diversity

Pope Francis’ most recent encyclical Amoris Laetitia he asks married couples us to apply a new approach when they disagree called “reconciled diversity”.   This is a beautifully written concept which takes that old adage of “agree to disagree” to a new level. One that is more Christ like, more Read More

Faith & Failure

    Faith & Failure As a mother of a child who has same sex attraction, not a day goes by that I do not review my litany of regrets. What I should have done or what I should not have done, to be followed by the wish list, I Read More

Amoris Laetitia

Pope to church: Be more accepting of gays and lesbians, divorced Catholics This is the headline of the article posted on CNN.COM this morning.  It should not come as a surprise that a document title translated in English as Love, Joy (On Love in the Family) has this as it’s Read More

A Blessed Easter!

  On the first day of the week, Mary of Magdala came to the tomb early in the morning, while it was still dark, and saw the stone removed from the tomb. So she ran and went to Simon Peter and to the other disciple whom Jesus loved, and told Read More

Good Friday? No, the BEST Friday!

Good Friday, the day of the cross. The day our Savior gave Himself so we could have eternal life. What a brutal and barbaric way to suffer. Kinda gives me pause of just how great humanity (including me!) has sinned against the Father. It’s not just a cross, it’s HIS Read More

Hitting the Nail on the Head

Is there anyone in this era more sage than Bishop Robert Barron?  He is our generation’s Fulton Sheen.  During Lent, his team sends out daily meditations and today’s really hit home for all of us who carry the message for apostolate of Encourage.  If not for Christ, then who? “The Read More

And a Word a From Fr. Check

  Courage Newsletter ~ February 2016 Message From Our Director Dear Courage and EnCourage Family, Christ’s peace to you. We are happy to introduce this inaugural edition of our newsletter. In the central office, we want to use all of the means at our disposal to advance the Gospel and Read More