Category: Catholic Life

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…

Sex, Gender, Identity

I hope you find this video to be helpful in having a better sense of the marvelous creation of the human person. Many unfortunately do not take these issues into consideration as the society in which we live seems to be losing any connection…

The perfect priest!

Today is the feast day of Saint John Vianney, the patron saint of priests! It’s a great day to celebrate the priesthood and pray for your priest(s). I remember hearing this being read during a conference at a retreat. The retreat master was making…