Wisdom of the Ages

Deacon Blog                                                                          July 21, 2019  Wisdom of The Ages One comment I received last week revealed that a situation I over-looked is the reality that many today are against any labeling, feeling the need to disconnect from any one group or established theology, for the sake of

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UNA FAMILIA CATÓLICA

Deacon Blog                                                                          July 7, 2019 Una Familia Católica As this week’s title implies, I want to spend a few more weeks exploring the subject of Faith and our identity as Christians who walk in the light of the Catholic Church. Our world has become a society of

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Faith That Works

Deacon Blog                                                                          June 30, 2019 Faith that works There are several “mile-markers” of Christianity that must be experienced before we can truly say we have allowed Christ into our lives. I apologize for sounding so “fundamental” here but over this past Lent and Easter seasons, I became

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Best Version of Ourselves

Deacon Blog                                                                          June 23, 2019 Best version of ourselves Come Holy Spirit, Come !!!. No, wait… I could use a break. “Let me get a few things done then I’ll be ready”. Or, better yet “I’ll get back to you when my schedule frees up”. A few

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Now What ?

Deacon Blog                                                                          June 9, 2019 NOW What ? I don’t know about you, but I hate to see this beautiful Easter season come to an end. I realize, theologically it doesn’t, or shouldn’t, end in terms of our expression of faith and participation in Christ’s mission, but

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I Call You Friends

Deacon Blog                                                            June 2, 2019 I Call you Friends How often do we just sit and contemplate Jesus as a friend and brother? I know I’ve read this passage from John’s Gospel (15:12-15) a thousand times and never really spent any quality meditation on its meaning. The

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Search for Peace

Deacon Blog                                                            May 26, 2019 Search for Peace I’ve had a few conversations lately that have prompted some thoughts on happiness. I was reading an article on life in America (and around the world) that referred to which countries were the happiest and where the United States

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Purpose

Deacon Blog                                                            May 19, 2019 Purpose I have to come clean this week. I don’t always receive and transmit direction from the Holy Spirit in real time. In fact, truth be told, I “strike out” at least as often as I make contact.  Though, if this were

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Why the Suffering?

Deacon Blog                                                            April 28, 2019 Why the Suffering? This may be the #1 question of youth discussions world-wide. “Where is the love in all the suffering and hardships in the world?” “Why did Jesus have to be tortured and nailed to a cross…just to tell us GOD

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To Whom Shall We Go?

Deacon Blog                                                            April 17, 2019 To Whom Shall We go? To follow up my last blog, I left out the scriptural answer to the Jesus’ rhetorical question to HIS Disciples,  “Do you love me”. Peter gives the same answer we all should give… “Yes LORD, you know

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