You Have Enough

“Son, are you awake?  Son?” His mom called to the boy. “Yea mom, I am already dressed.  What are we going to do today?” He called from his room. “I want to take you to hear Jay C.” “Jay Z?  That is sick!”   The boy’s face lit up. “No,  J.C.”  his mom corrected the …

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Timothy’s Letter to Paul

First letter of Paul to Timothy 6:11-16 But you, man of God, pursue righteousness, devotion, faith, love, patience, and gentleness. Compete well for the faith. Lay hold of eternal life, to which you were called when you made the noble confession in the presence of many witnesses. I charge you before God, who gives life …

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Vatican Sports Update

In the Race Toward Humility this week, our reigning champion once again is Pope Francis. So far we have seen him way way ahead of any other participant. On Race Day Pope Francis wears a simple wooden cross and white robe. After the heat is finished, he takes the bus back to his apartment. Toward …

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The Furlough

As the federal government could not reach a budget by the deadline this fall, the government has shut down and employees of our great nation are furloughed. No work, no pay. Millions of citizens in America who are dependent on government programs for basic needs are suffering now, and fearful of the future. This is …

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Maggie’s Choice

Mary sipped her latte and watched the rain on the windows at the coffee shop. She loved to watch the big billowing clouds move slowly across the horizon. The door opened and in walked Mary’s childhood friend Maggie. “Boy, did you get soaked! Sit down, Maggie; I will order you a chia tea while you …

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It’s about celibacy, stupid!

The Los Angeles Times’ article was reprinted in my local newspaper this morning with the caption, “Francis speaks candidly about homosexuals in the church, shows unprecedented compassion for homosexuals in the church.” Our Holy Father spoke for an hour and a half to reporters, and they can’t even get his name right. The word “gay” …

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Top 10 reasons to be Catholic

10. Mass counts as an extra round of cardio and strength training for quads. 9. Rome is a great vacation spot. 8. Catholic guys are hot. 7. Catholics have more books in the Bible than any other Christian religion. 6. More chances to learn Latin. 5. No other religion has superheroes like our saints. 4. …

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I was lost while driving and had to turn off of a main thoroughfare to make a U-turn. I quickly drove across the two lane road into a residential area and stopped. Just as I put my car in reverse to turn my car around I looked up and there she was. Our Lady of …

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