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…

The Gifts of the Magi

This year, as the feast of Epiphany approaches, I have been reflecting on how the journey of the Magi and our own personal journeys are much alike. Of course, we are not all kings, or learned scholars, but we are…

Are You Making an Effort?

When I was a child, Christmas meant decorations inside the house and lights strung outside on the eaves and bushes, gifts under the tree, and Midnight Mass.  The centerpiece on Christmas Day was the dining room table, which was set…

Would You Like To Know That Your Prayers Will Be Answered?

  Do you find it hard to get God to listen to your prayers and to answer them? What if I could show you a way that God will answer a good chunk of your prayers virtually all of the…

God’s Significant Extremes

Well, the holidays are just barely off the radar and it’s probably time for you to answer this question:  How comfortable were you in the middle of the milieu of family, gifts, celebrations?  Did you get a lot of “stuff”…