October 21, 2021
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St. Joseph, Pray for Us

Joseph was the beloved husband of Mary and the beloved foster father of Jesus. The gospels describe Joseph as a tektōn. Traditionally, the word has been translated to mean “carpenter” although the Greek term suggests an artisan with wood in general...

Receiving God’s Love

Everything changes when we realize God loves us unconditionally! This realization is not easy for many of us to accept. We may have grown up in an environment in which we were rewarded with love when we did what our parents wanted us to do. I am a...

A Special Way of Praying for America

It is hard to imagine a greater need for prayer in our country than the need that exists today. In the past we have faced illness, famine, and attacks from without, but today we face graver assaults from within. At stake are the institutions and...

Evangelization and Prayer

The Catechism of the Catholic Church notes that the effect of the reception of the Sacrament of Confirmation “is the special outpouring of the Holy Spirit as once granted to the apostles on the day of Pentecost.” (1302) The sacrament brings an...

Praying with Power

There are many times that we think we are powerless. We believe we need to endure what is happening to us and we don’t have the ability to protect ourselves. This couldn’t be further from the truth! When Jesus was ready to ascend into heaven, He had...

The Purpose of Miracles

Why does God allow impactful and miraculous things to happen? So that, by faith, we know God is true and real; that we know God’s compassionate, healing love. That we know God remains with us always and forever. This fundamental knowledge is the...

All for Jesus

“All for Jesus, Sister William had said in the ward, pulling on the rubber gloves. Say it, my dear students, every time you are called upon for what seems an impossible task. Then you can do anything with serenity. It is a talisman phrase that takes...

Not a Freedom to Pray

During this pandemic Churches throughout the land have been forced to close. Our bishops point out this means solely the building. The Church, the Body of Christ, cannot close. While I have been disappointed in missing the sacraments, I...