So what does the Church really teach on divorce? Sadly an estimated 28% of Catholic marriages end in divorce and just over 15% of Catholic marriages end with a petition for an annulment. Unfortunately in the past year, as the Synod on the Family is Rome was watched with great interest by people… Continue reading On Divorce: An Introduction
Gen 9: 8-15 / PS 25: 2-5, 6-7, 8-9 / 1 Pt 3:18-22 / Mk 1:12-15 In the bible the dessert is a place of encounter with God. It was in the desert that God first revealed Himself to Moses in the burning bush, where God formed His people the Israelites into a… Continue reading 1st Sunday of Lent Year B
At the 10:45 Mass on Sunday, Fr. Gerber, the associate pastor at St. Joseph parish, rhetorically asked me in his homily “why I would want to sign up for living a life of celibacy.” The truth is on May 3rd, 2014 I stood before the Archbishop and promised to live a celibate life.… Continue reading Why celibacy for me.
This weekend I was asked by a few parishioners if they should attend an upcoming meeting with Mr. Ivan Dragicevic in St. Charles on March 18th, where he claims an apparition of the Blessed Mother will take place. While I have my own personal views on Medjugorje, I am certainly not a mariologist… Continue reading Can I attend a meeting with a Medjugorje visionary where an “apparition” is going to occur?
JB 7:1-4, 6-7 / PS 147: 1-2, 3-4, 5-6 / 1 Cor 9:16-19, 22-23 / MK 1:29-39 I dare say today’s first reading comes from the most depressing book in the bible. The book of Job narrates the story of the prophet Job, a just and loving man, who, lost everything overnight.… Continue reading 5th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year B
My brothers and sisters never forget the devil but keep your attention focused on Christ.
“While much of our pop culture presents us with cosmic battles between good and evil, this simply is not the case. Evil is nothing more than a lack of the good and as soon as goodness enters the good always wins. Evil is simply an absence of the good just as dark is the absence of light; and just as the moment light enters into a dark room, the darkness ceases to exist, so too the moment good enters into evil, the evil ceases to exist.”