Category: Catholic Living
Leaning on the Father / Everyday Stewardship
Several years ago there was a popular Contemporary Christian song by Steven Curtis Chapman that contained the lyric, “God is God, and I am not.” These words did not originate with Chapman, but it surely was a resounding message for a culture that too often upholds an ideal of success and accumulation of riches on…
Are You a Great Pretender?
Last night I watched the series premiere of The Grinder, a new comedy on Fox with Rob Lowe and Fred Savage. It was hilarious. Rob Lowe plays a popular actor who played a lawyer on television, while his brother, Fred Savage, is actually a practicing lawyer, but one that isn’t very good. Of course, the…
Why Pray For The Pope?
If there were anyone that needs no prayer, who would it be? One might be inclined to say Pope Francis, but they would be wrong. In his recent U.S. tour one message curiously stood out to me, “please, pray for me!” I let it go – practically unnoticed – until I really started thinking about…
The Time is NOW!
It has been an amazing week for sure! A couple of years ago when planning for the World Meeting of Families started we had no idea if Pope Francis would be able to attend. We could never have imagined what the events of this past week could have looked like or what the impact would be…
Resist Becoming a Cookie Monster / Everyday Stewardship
26th Sunday in Ordinary Time At that time, John said to Jesus, “Teacher, we saw someone driving out demons in your name, and we tried to prevent him because he does not follow us.” Jesus replied, “Do not prevent him. There is no one who performs a mighty deed in my name who can at…
The Catholic Church
I will blog tomorrow about the World Meeting of Families and the Papal visit, but for now, my wife has inspired me to simply post the following video. Now is the time to share this with all our friends and loved ones. And even those we don’t know so well. A new Pentecost has arrived.
World Meeting of Families
I am at the airport on my way to Philadelphia for the World Meeting of Families, where I will be representing LPI all this week. So this week I will be posting reflections and photos about the event and the preparations for Pope Francis’ visit. If you can’t be here, hopefully you can catch a…
The Last Shall Be First / Everyday Stewardship
I no longer participate in the Black Friday rituals of waiting for stores to open at 5 or 6 in the morning, just so I could get the deal of a lifetime. When I was younger, that held a certain fascination for me, but today, sleep is my best friend and maddening crowds are just…
One > 12,000
Over the weekend it was my joy to attend the Eucharistic Congress in Charlotte, North Carolina. Since it is my home diocese, I had attended a few times before as a participant but this was my first time as a vendor. So one major difference this time around was I did not process through the streets…