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How to become an effective evangelist…

How to become an effective evangelist…   Our world is in trouble. If you get discouraged watching or reading the national news, you are not alone. The word battle comes to my mind every time I listen to the “no spin” discussions in the news media. Not to mention all the interesting and combative comments so bravely post...
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Monday, July 22, 2013

The Table of the Lord . . . the 'most holy' place!

The Table of the Lord . . . the 'most holy' place! “My Sheep hear my voice, I know them, and they follow me . . .” John 10:27 There are times in life when consistency is just plain necessary, and when it comes to our spiritual life, this is especially true.  Ordinary things done consistently, become habitual, familiar, and very ext...
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Monday, July 01, 2013

The truth of God's Word and the power of the Gospel

The truth of God's Word and the power of the Gospel “Tried and true” is an expression we can all appreciate.  Once something has been tried and proven, it becomes a source of reliable information. There is no better example of “tried and true” than Jesus.  So what guidelines do you follow in your journey of faith, a...
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Monday, June 10, 2013

Discussing vocations in the Diocese of Evansville

Discussing vocations in the Diocese of Evansville   Do you realize how relevant the gospel stories in Scripture are to each of us? In John 21:1-14, Jesus reveals himself again to the disciples at the Sea of Tiberias. This is a story about fishing, but not about the one that got away! There is a connection between evangelizing and telling fish...
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Monday, April 22, 2013

The Cross and the Altar

The Cross and the Altar The cross and the altar have a very unique connection. The same Jesus who died on the cross is the same Jesus who is present at the Eucharistic altar during each Mass. On the cross He took away our sins; on the altar He provides us with the grace to overcome sin. God’s divine promises of love...
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Monday, April 08, 2013

Keep your eyes on heaven!

Keep your eyes on heaven!   In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. John 1:1.    What about our words? The truth is, without action, the words we speak can be meaningless. The powerful voice of God created all things into being and nothing he created is bad. This is the...
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Monday, March 25, 2013

Praying for a 'little Easter' every Sunday

Praying for a 'little Easter' every Sunday   God created us in his image and by his grace we can be his ambassadors. This is not a secret; he shows us daily how much he loves and needs us. His undisclosed plan for us may come in unexpected moments, but rest assured; God is directing us! Jesus spoke to us in parables and the imagery of...
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Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Making a Difference - First Grade Style

Making a Difference - First Grade Style The mission of the incarnate Jesus was to make a difference in our world by evangelizing and sharing God’s love. His obedience and openness to the Father have provided us with knowledge of the truth in His Gospel messages. He gave authority to men who would help spread the good news by establ...
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Thursday, February 14, 2013

'If God is for us, who can be against us?'

'If God is for us, who can be against us?' In Chapter 23 of Matthew, Jesus lays it all out for the Scribes and Pharisees. He begins, “Woe to you . . . ” He is very clear about their prideful behavior and hypocrisy. He compares them to a whitewashed tomb, clean on the outside, and dead like bones buried inside. He tells them he i...
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Tuesday, January 29, 2013

A silent and holy night

A silent and holy night For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.These words from John 3:16 are more than a sign we see held in a crowd at a NFL football game. These comforting words remind us of the reason for the birth of the bab...
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Wednesday, December 19, 2012