The Golden Rule

“Do to others whatever you would have them do to you. This is the law and the prophets. Enter through the narrow gate; for the gate is wide and the road broad that leads to destruction, and those who enter through it are many. How narrow the gate and constricted the road that leads to life. And those who...

Do Not Be Afraid

Earlier this week, I was attending an event whose speaker was Archbishop Joseph Kurtz (Archdiocese of Louisville).  After speaking about popes and more specifically Pope Francis, there was a Q&A session filled with a variety of questions from the audience, some wanting to learn more about him, others...

“God Needs Me More”

It’s Holy Saturday. The Lenten season is coming to an end as we anticipate the beginning of the Easter season. Today is a day of sadness and joy, both intertwined: a day of mourning for the crucified Christ along with the expectation of his Resurrection. What to say about this? I didn’t know. That...

Sede Vacante

As of 2 p.m. EST on February 28, the seat of St. Peter has been vacated. Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI left the Vatican via helicopter to Castel Gandolfo where, it is said, he will spend a couple months before “retiring” in a former monastery within the Vatican walls. Shortly after his arrival in Castel...

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....

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