The Head Coach of the Catholic Team is Jesus

I’m a big sports fan and we’re in the middle of March Madness right now. Then, the Masters Golf Tournament comes in a few weeks. It’s a great time for sports fans. As I thought about my own faith over…

Into the Darkness!

Gifts, we have gifts, we ALL have gifts.  I bet you have heard that one and might have said to yourself: “I haven’t got a single gift.”  I speculate that we have all done or said that at least once…

Free lunch

Every good thing given and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shifting shadow. (James 1:16-17 NAB) Mariana, my friend in my exercise class, told me she…

Healthy Relationships. Healthy Parish Life.

Evangelization demands from us, calls us to, and compels us toward healthy parish life. Why? Because the normative path in Christian life, after conversion, is into Christian community. And, if our community isn’t one where strengths are utilized, where relationships…

Lazarus

Sunday Readings for April 2, the 5th Sunday of Lent Some find it hard to accept that God would love some people more than others. That wouldn’t be fair, they say. But God became man. If he did not love…

A Joyful Way to Rest

it is so hard to believe that it is almost Holy Week already!. We have all been working hard on our acts of penance and of charity. Hopefully we have been able to attend some of our parish prayers, such…

The Man born Blind

Sunday Readings for March 26, the 4th Sunday of Lent The Lion of Judah is no tame lion. Neither is he predictable. While walking along the streets of Jerusalem one day, Jesus sees a common enough sight in the Holy…

The Stations of the Cross – A Meditation

“Now from the sixth hour there was darkness over the whole earth, until the ninth hour. And about the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying: “Eli, Eli, lamma sabacthani?” that is, “My God, my God, why hast thou…

Temptation

“I will announce,” says the king, “what the Lord has declared. He said to me: ‘You are my son; today I have become your father. Ask, and I will give you all the nations; the whole earth will be yours…’”…

St. Francis De Sales, Gentle Evangelizer

  We all know St. Francis de Sales. He is the one those schools and churches are named after. He is a saint. He wrote books. Didn’t he? Well, today, you learn about a most gentle, eloquent and, to tell…