I went to visit my Grandpa last week and spent some time with him. However, because of the Coronavirus, I was limited in being able to see him while I was up there. At the same time, I wasn't able to see two of my sets of Aunts and Uncles because they were either unavailable … Continue reading Loving God and Neighbor During this Crisis
In Pierre Part group of men get together and pray the rosary. A topic that has come up a few times is the importance of spiritual fatherhood and how it lacks in our culture. Many of the men of this group, called The Kings Men, are grandfathers and are concerned about their grandchildren not following … Continue reading St Joseph a Model for Fathers
As a part of my preparation for the priesthood I am doing the 33 days to morning glory. In the third week the author, Fr. Michael Gaitley, quoted a letter St. Therese of Calcutta, or Mother Theresa, wrote to her sisters after being inspired by St. John Paul II. She focused on the words from … Continue reading I thirst
Today in the first reading we heard God change Abram's name to Abraham. The way the word breaks down in Hebrew is "av or ab" for "Father" and "hamon" for "many" when combined it means "father of many." God's promise to Abraham is that he would become the Father of many nations. However if you … Continue reading Can you Count the Stars?
Sometimes I wish God would respond as he does in today’s Gospel. As we can see God responds to the royal official, who has a sick child immediately. He noticed the exact time Jesus said; “you may go, your son will live.” His son was healed, Jesus didn’t need to go see him, and his … Continue reading God responds to our requests
Do you guys remember Billy Mays? The Oxiclean man? I always remember that his commercials were highly enthusiastic and if you weren’t careful they draw you into buying his product. It seems now of days infomercials as they call them are all over the place and they seem to be advertising things that at-least to … Continue reading God’s Gaurentee always delievers.
For those of you who are parents, I’m sure you had all had an experience when your son or daughter messed up in some way or got in trouble at school, or you had to punish them for something bad they did. I know for me even when I got in trouble at school or … Continue reading Hate the Sin, Love the Sinner
When I go to Walmart sometimes I see small kids asking for things from their parents. They may want a piece of candy a new toy from the toy aisle or whatever else their little hearts desire. Their parent does not want to spoil them says sorry I can't get that for you. You as … Continue reading Does God give us anything we want?
Today we celebrate the chair of St. Peter an important feast in the Catholic Church. Here is a beautiful piece by Palestrina related to today's feast. Tu es Petrus. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zmXiFMHzpgo Why does St. Peter's chair matter. The word chair only shows up three times in the scripture. One of those instances is Matthew 23:2 where … Continue reading The Chair of St. Peter
Jesus asked his disciples today "who do people say that I am?" followed by a more direct question of "But who do you say that I am?" Depending on which version of the story we know that Peter responds with faith in Jesus as God and as Messiah or the Christ. We can pose the … Continue reading How Do we Approach God in Prayer?