Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Self-Centeredness Behind the Deaths of Jesus and Judas

 “It always amazes me that at the Last Supper, when Jesus said, ‘One of you will betray me,’ that no one knew who it was,” Msgr. Thomas Richter said during a Holy Week homily.  Such secrecy, he pointed out, is what led to Judas’s betrayal of Christ.  
All of Christendom thinks “betrayer” at the name of Judas. Yet, while the 12 apostles reclined with him at the Last Supper table, no one suspected Judas. 

Monday, March 23, 2015

Faith Beyond Alzheimers -A Holy Week Story by Rosemary Kadrmas

This story was originally submitted for Amazing Grace for the Catholic Heart by Rosemary Kadrmas, mother for Fr. Chris Kadrmas.  It is a story of faith everlasting and a reminder of the dignity of all human life.

     In the late 1990’s I worked in the activities department at a local nursing home where we often brought out the Alzheimers Unit residents to join the other residents’ activities. Some days Arlene, my co-worker, and I really wondered if it was worth all the effort. 

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Conversions Coming Up

Dear Lord, I pray for the conversion of ______(fill in the blank).  We all have names to insert.  Divine lightening to strike them into holy submission would be lovely, but even a simple push in the right direction would be mightily appreciated.  
“Whatever you ask in My name, that will I do, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son,” John 14:13. God will keep his promises, so in Jesus’ name we pray. And wait.

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Sex Ed During Sport Physicals

Last Summer, the physician’s assistant that gave my 12 and 15 year-old boys their sport physicals, surprised me by also giving a mini sex talk.  I was somewhat speechless at the time, but after collecting my thoughts, I wrote a letter.

Dear ________
Last summer, you asked my 12-year-old son: “Do you know about sex?”  Following his slow nod, you rapid-fired your next question. “Do you know about condoms?”  He was there for a sport physical.