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  • Random Pics From The Abbey Faith & Music Fest

    This Saturday, 09-20-2014, I was blessed to have the opportunity to attend the Abbey Faith & Music Fest with my family as well as a group of students from Franciscan University who stayed at our home. It was an incredibly powerful day filled with music, witness, inspiration, and just plain fun! What a great way …

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  • Sunday Mass Reading Resources 09-21-2014

    In today’s Gospel from Mathew reading it brought to mind recent statements by Pope Francis around how all are welcome. In the reading we see the landowner continually reaching out to pull in more and more people. We also see grumbling from those who feel as though they are somehow more entitled to the landowners …

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  • Sunday Mass Reading Resources 09-14-2014

    Sorry this is coming out later in the day than usual but, hey, the post and contents are good for the rest of the week anyway   I got caught up earlier today writing about a post I saw on Facebook that led to my blog post “Did Pope Francis Declare Lucifer God?” At any …

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  • Did Pope Francis Declare Lucifer God?

      I have not been posting much lately as all my posting energy has been focused on the Abbey Faith & Music Fest but I saw this the other day and just had to do a quick post. A video has been making the rounds on the Internet that claims to have proof that the …

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  • Sunday Mass Reading Resources 09-07-2014

    So you have a friend, a family member, who is clearly doing something wrong. They are doing something you know clearly puts them out of communion with God, and/or his people. You know you should speak up but are uncomfortable. The popular, if overly misused and abused phrase of “don’t judge me” is ringing through your …

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  • Sunday Mass Reading Resources 08-31-2014

    “Get behind me, Satan! You are an obstacle to me. You are thinking not as God does, but as human beings do.” Wow, sitting here early Sunday morning sipping coffee and trying to wake up this sentence from Christ to Peter in today’s Gospel reading (Mathew 16:21-27) did more to wake me than my morning …

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  • Sunday Mass Reading Resources 08-24-2014

    “Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah. For flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but my heavenly Father. And so I say to you, you are Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church, and the gates of the netherworld shall not prevail against it. I will give you the …

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  • Sunday Mass Reading Resources 08-17-2014

    Persistence and God’s rich mercy for all, no matter where you come from, who you are, what you’ve done. Today’s readings are rich in showing God’s mercy for all. In the Gospel reading we find a persistent Canaanite woman seeking Christ’s help for her daughter. She is persistent in her pursuit of our Lord’s favor …

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  • Sunday Mass Reading Resources 08-10-2014

    This morning we find Jesus coming to the apostles walking on the windswept water. Peter, in a moment of faith takes up Jesus call and steps out on the water himself. But confronted with the turbulence of the sea, he quickly loses faith and begins to sink. Panicking he cries out to Christ who, in …

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  • Sunday Mass Readings Resources 08-03-2014

    “They all ate and were satisfied” Sitting here in the early morning sipping a cup of coffee before the rest of the family reflecting on the hustle and bustle of the week ahead I am reminded of hunger. Not the kind that has me rummaging through the fridge, though I certainly have had that. No, instead of …

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