How many of you have to travel on the Sunshine bridge on a regular basis? Did anyone face a significant detour this past Friday morning? Hopefully, this will be fixed quickly, and we can continue to drive over the sunshine bridge. However, if you have to find an alternate route around the bridge what do … Continue reading Where do we Turn when Life closes a Door?
In this weekend’s Gospel, we hear from Jesus: “It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God.” Jesus is using this striking hyperbole to show the necessity of grace for us to enter into salvation. You may have heard … Continue reading The Eye of the Needle?
When I think about the multitude of saints in our Church, I normally call to mind religious brothers and sisters, priest, and bishops. We can easily think of at least one saint who was a priest or religious. Our Church in Smoke Bend is named after a religious St. Francis of Assisi. What about saints … Continue reading The Example of Holy Families
While I was at Notre Dame Seminary, we were asked probably 1000 times this simple question by one of our professors. What is the central question of moral theology? Without hesitation all of us could answer, "Teacher what good must I do to inherit eternal life." One of our moral theology professors wanted us to … Continue reading The Central Question of Moral Theology
I’d like us to take a moment think back for a minute to when we were in middle school and high school, for some of us that isn’t too long ago. Think about a time you got in trouble for something and what punishment your parents gave you. Maybe it was a bad grade on … Continue reading God disciplines us so we can be greatly blessed
I’d like you to take a moment and look at the crucifix here in the Church. We are all familiar with this sign of our faith; it is one of the most critical moments in our salvation history, Jesus hung on the cross and died for our sins. The crucifix is such a large part … Continue reading The Scandal of the Cross
As I was reading through the second reading in preparation for mass this weekend, a question came into my mind? How do we as faithful Catholic’s live out what St. James is calling us to? Faith is a gift from God and in my own experience while believing what the Church teaches isn’t always … Continue reading The Little Way and St. James