Jesus the Good Shepherd

Jesus is God’s Answer When Life Is Not Fair

Being a human being in a physical world is not always easy: life is often not fair. We know that justice requires that good be rewarded and evil be punished, but it is clear that this does not always happen:…

The Vocabulary of Change

Not long after the Nativity we celebrate the Epiphany, the twelfth day of Christmas. People who celebrate this holiday recognize it as the arrival of the Magi at the birth of Jesus after a long arduous journey to seek the…

G.P.S.

But if any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God who gives to all generously and ungrudgingly and he will be given it. But he should ask in faith, not doubting, for the one who doubts, is like a…

The 10 Commandments in the Modern World Part 5 – Do Not Kill

When it comes to this commandments, most people think of themselves as scot free regarding the fifth. “I never killed anyone!” And to be sure most of us (I pray) are not murderers. But this commandment goes beyond the mere…

Behold the Lamb of God

Readings for the 2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time The Protestant Church is all about the Bible; the Catholic Church is all about the Sacraments. Right? Not exactly. When it comes to personal Bible reading, Protestants often put Catholics to shame….

Delving Deep in History Brought Me Home

The Coming Home Network International recently published an abbreviated version of my conversion story in their monthly newsletter and online at their website. I decided to reproduce the article in it’s entirety here along with a PDF of the full newsletter at the bottom…

Post-truth

Oxford dictionaries named “post-truth” their word of the year. It is defined as “relating or denoting circumstances in which objective facts are less influential in shaping public opinion than appeals to emotion and personal belief.” The usage of the word…

A Hacked Epiphany

What was my welcome to 2017?  My website  was hacked the day before December 31! It was down for 5 days as I struggled with technology and an uninvited interloper who took ownership of my site. In the process of…

Driving the Good News

A few weeks ago I pondered some images for what some of the distortions of the Good News look like for many adult Catholics–including those who are the special love of the New Evangelization, those who have lost a living…

Epiphany

Readings for Sunday, Jan 8, the Feast of the Epiphany Up until now, all has been quite humble. A donkey-ride to a dusty town south of Jerusalem. Hotel rooms all booked up. Giving birth in a stable and laying the…