Three words dominate the thoughts of most families this time of year: “Back to School.” As hard as it is to believe, summer is over! Where did it go? For kids, time sometimes seems to move slowly. For parents and teachers, it flies by. Once again, we trade in the bathing suits and barbecues for backpacks and buses. The good news for kids is that they get to see their friends again. The good news for parents is “that they get to see their friends again!” Back to School! More ... Thursday, August 18, 2016
The Apostles were devastated at the crucifixion and death of Jesus. They had lived and traveled everywhere with him for the three years of his public ministry and had placed all their hope in him. And then, suddenly, he was gone. He had warned them, but they paid little attention. Now what? The change was beyond their comprehension. They huddled together in fear and disappointment, worried about their own future. More ... Tuesday, November 3, 2015
Watching all of the political craziness that surrounds the 2016 presidential campaign as it currently unfolds, commentators seem to be focused on a common theme: people are angry. Democrats, Republicans and Independents alike are angry with Washington, D.C., and the direction our government and our country have taken in the last decade. So many candidates make promises that none of them keep. And they are not helping calm people’s fears.
What does the future hold for our nation? Only God knows.
I don't like change. There, I said it. And the older I get, the less I like it. That having been said, I have to admit that "change" seems to be the only constant in our world. Look in the mirror sometime. When I do, I often say to myself "where did you come from?" When did I start losing the hair on the back of my head? Where did those jowls come from? I never had that belly before! More ... Thursday, May 21, 2015
Most Catholics religiously identify with their parish rather than the diocese to which it belongs. That is certainly understandable since most Catholics live their religious life, receive their Sacraments and worship in their own territorial parish. The "parish" is a more concrete reality than the "diocese," which is more abstract. For most Catholics, the parish is “the Church.” More ... Wednesday, April 29, 2015