Thursday, November 22, 2012

Give Away The Things You Want

A man experiencing poverty goes to Mass, gives what little he has, and is rewarded generously.  

     “If you want more of something, then give away what you have,” Fr. Nick Schneider preached on a recent Sunday at the Cathedral of the Holy Spirit.  “If you want more joy, then give joy to others. If you want more love, give love.”

Monday, November 12, 2012

Chicken Runs at Midnight By Rich Donnelly

Baseball unified this father and daughter in this world and became a connection between them in the afterlife.

As third base coach for the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1992, I was at the top of the world.   Although it was only March, it was obvious we had a strong team and could expect a winning season.

But with one phone call, my world suddenly shattered.  “Dad, I have something to tell you,” my seventeen-year-old daughter, Amy, began.  “Don’t be mad at me.”  

With an opening like that, a hundred possibilities crossed my mind:  she wrecked the car, drugs, pregnancy, bad grades, ......  “What is it?” I asked, impatient for the bad news.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Ten Reasons to Celebrate Post Election

1. Pope Benedict XVI’s Congratulation to President Obama

In his message, the Holy Father offered best wishes to the President, and promised continued prayers on his behalf. The Pope assured the re-elected President that he will ask God to help him in his high responsibility to the country and the international community. The Pope also said he will pray that the ideals of freedom and justice, which guided the founders of the United States of America, might continue to shine through the nation as it makes its way in history.

2. Our Bishops are United  

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Prisoners of War

            I did not put the words, “War on Women” in the title because if I saw such a title, I would assume it was a stupid article.  Labeling the defense of life in the womb and religious freedom as a war on women is beyond irritating.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Family Circle

 Could failure to follow God’s commands be robbing your family of grace?

     God not only became one of us, but he was born into a family with parents: Our Blessed Mother Mary, and a father, St. Joseph.  There’s no escaping the message that families are intended to be holy places for children to grow and prepare to enter the world.