Thursday, July 21, 2011

Are There Signs of Death?

We took down a pine tree in our back yard today. It had been dying for the past five years. When the needles turned rust color this spring we knew it was dead.

Why does this tree story sound so familiar?

Thursday, July 14, 2011

The Sacraments

The Church provides a set of opportunities to remind us whose we are and how we should act.
Why do some view this as regulation and not gift?

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Friday, July 8, 2011

Where is the Sin?

Over and over St. Catherine cries out,"I have sinned against the Lord. Have mercy on me!"
Why is there so little teaching on sin and so much on self-esteem?

A Prayer For Ministers

"I beg you to guide toward yourself
the heart and will of the ministers of holy church, your bride,
so that they may follow you,
the slain Lamb,
poor, humble, and meek,
along the way of the most holy cross--
in your way, not their own."

~St. Catherine of Siena
Translated by Suzanne Noffke, OP

Tuesday, July 5, 2011


"IT'S EVEN MORE IMPRESSIVE ON THE INSIDE," reads the text about a new hospital.
Where is my life focused? Why do I accept my status quo?

Monday, July 4, 2011

Walking In Christ

Some of us define ourselves by the denomination or church building we attend. What would happen if we defined ourselves by our actions and attitudes?

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Sunday A Day of Rest and Reflection

Sunday Morning At Mass 

I completed this work last year. 

Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus

“I’m not asking you now that you think about Him or that you draw out a lot of concepts or make long and subtle reflections with your intellect. I’m not asking you to do anything more than look at Him. For who can keep you from turning the eyes of your soul toward this Lord, even if you do so just for a moment, if you can’t do more?” – St. Teresa of Avila

Friday, July 1, 2011

Why Not Listen

Pope Benedict stated in May 25, 2006, that married Christians from different traditions were a gift to the Church. Why are the Holy Father's words falling on deaf ears?