One of the oldest pursuits of man is to find the meaning of life. Why am I here? What difference does any of it make? The Baltimore Catechism, which originated at the Third Plenary Council of Baltimore in 1884 asks the question, “Why did God make me?” It answers theContinue Reading

Time is a mystery. When we hear the word mystery we think of a who-done-it. The actual meaning from the Greek is ‘a thing whispered’. This is what the Church means when she says that something is a mystery. It is not so much a secret as it is a thing whispered.Continue Reading

After Mass one Sunday I was approached by a parishioner with a question. She wanted to know if our resurrection is a given. When I said it was if we trusted in the Lord, she asked why then we say we hope for the resurrection in the Mass. Why wouldContinue Reading

Attendance in the Catholic Church in Europe and the United States has been in decline for decades. A lot of ink has been spilled on the reasons for this and a lot of thought has been put into how we can reverse this trend. The faith is on fire inContinue Reading

Who is God? Let us begin by first talking about faith. When I say the word faith, I would expect you would understand that as your belief in God and that is a valid understanding of faith. But, another word for faith is trust. Faith is what you put yourContinue Reading

“Do not presume that I came to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I did not come to abolish, but to fulfill.  For truly I say to you, until heaven and earth pass away, not the smallest letter or stroke of a letter shall pass from the Law, until all is accomplished!” Matthew 5, 17-18   The Mosaic Law was given to the tribes of Israel for a couple of different reasons. TheContinue Reading

I am not big into crowds. Luckily my favorite grocery store is open twenty-four hours so I can do my shopping during the hours most people are curled up on the couch watching T.V. During one such visit I noticed a man and his son also doing some late-night shopping.Continue Reading