The Greatest Story Ever Told

Over the past few weeks I have been reading J.R.R. Tolkien’s “The Hobbit” to my sons.

Wherever you go, I am here

In the summer of 2014, my wife, four young sons and I said good-bye to family, friends, and neighbors as we packed up our house in Kansas City and moved to Omaha, Nebraska

Bearing the shame and dishonor of Christ

This past Sunday, October 18th, Pope Francis canonized four saints including the first ever married couple to be canonized in modern times, Louis and Azélie-Marie or “Zélie” Martin.

‘Buy Me a Boat’

“I ain’t rich, but I damn sure wanna be.

The Wildness of God’s Love

I have been married almost 30 years but I still remember the first time I went out for coffee with my future wife.

‘But who do you say that I am?’

A recent Pew study surveyed practicing Catholics and 68 percent of them responded that “having a personal relationship with Jesus” was essential to being Catholic.

The First Come-to-Jesus-Meeting

In the world of urban slang, it has become increasingly popular to hear someone refer to a Come-to-Jesus-Meeting.

There can be no communion without personal intimacy

“No, I don’t think I will kiss you, although you need kissing, badly.

A few small things in his hands

I don’t know if you have ever had something happen to you that was extremely surprising or awe-inspiring,

Called, Commissioned and Sent

I don’t know if you have ever had an experience like this, but reading this Sunday’s Gospel reminded me of a strange incident that occurred to me a few years back.

December 02, 2015
Newspaper of the Diocese of Kansas City ~ St. Joseph