Free to Do His Will

I have been spending a lot of time while trying to fall asleep at night wondering about hypocrisies—not just other people’s, but especially from myself. I recently rediscovered the transcript of a sermon given back in 1993 from the late Bishop Carl Moeddel, while he was then pastor at my parish of St....

Two Stories: Common Ground on This Saturday

I would like to share two stories from two completely different perspectives, yet are able to find common ground on this particular Saturday, one day after the anniversary of Pearl Harbor and one day before the second Sunday of Advent. Yesterday, as I was “surfing” through the channels on TV, I noticed...

Moving Forward….

What now? What are we to do now that the elections are over? I am not interested in who won or lost, if you are happy about the elections or outraged by the outcome, celebrating in the streets or prepping the basements for doomsday. What I am interested in is the growing split of the dynamics of the citizens...

It’s a Miracle!

Ninety-five years ago today, three young girls in Fatima, Portugal, along with tens of thousands of others witnessed a great miracle we know as the Miracle of the Sun. For those who are not familiar with this miracle, the Blessed Virgin Mary appeared to these three young girls three separate times, saying...

Finding the Answers When We Least Expect It

How strange is it that we find the answers when we least expect it. I had one of those moments a couple evenings ago at a meeting on the New Evangelization. Before I get to that answer, let me start with the question. A little more than two years ago, during Lent, I went to confession. Now, most people...

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