Category: Catholic Life

Divorce…and Remarriage?

The book of Sirach (15:15-20) reminds us of a very clear point: it’s not always easy to follow God’s commandments, but if we want to really live, if we want to live with God forever, we have to follow the commandments.

Presentation of the Lord

Today in the local newspaper I saw an article about how Penn Highlands (local community college) is teaming up with a young man who works as a medium to create some kind of paranormal show. Of course we always stay far away from such…

Christmas 2019

I apologize that it has been so long since a post! At the end of September I began a new assignment: I was named Administrator of Saint Andrew Church in Johnstown, which geographically is pretty close to where I was previously assigned. It has…

The Resurrection of the Body (32 Week of Ordinary Time)

Every Sunday we profess, “I look forward to the resurrection of the dead and the life of the world to come. Amen.” Do we ever think about what that means?

Unanswered prayer?

In the first reading we hear the prophet Habakkuk (1:2-3; 2:2-4) complaining to the Lord. He is experiencing a real trial and wonders why God does not answer his prayers. Even when it seems evil is triumphing, God will be triumphant in the end….

Hell and the Devil are real

It is very possible that by the end of the day I could be standing before God at my judgment.  Now that you’re awake!…This actually could happen of course to any one of us. I hope it doesn’t, but we never know how much…

Sanctify the world…Go to Confession!

Not too long after the bombing of the World Trade Center in 1993 and the deadly shootout in Waco Texas that killed 76, Saint Mother Teresa came to the United States where she addressed the National Prayer Breakfast. She spoke words which we should…