Being a pastor doesn’t mean you can be an ass.

http://headlines.agapepre…ve/9/22005b.asp “New Orleans now is abortion free. New Orleans now is Mardi Gras free. New Orleans now is free of Southern Decadence and the sodomites, the witchcraft workers, false religion — it’s free of all of those things now,” Shanks says. “God simply, I believe, in His mercy purged all of that stuff out of… Continue reading Being a pastor doesn’t mean you can be an ass.

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Three Promises: A Reflection on Diaconate Retreat

It’s been a crazy week/weekend so far. I finished my retreat Friday morning, and left Friday afternoon for my friend’s diaconate ordination in Springfield, IL. I stayed there overnight (free lodging is a goooooood thing!) and am finally back and getting ready to return to Mundelein sometime tomorrow night. I should probably be packing things… Continue reading Three Promises: A Reflection on Diaconate Retreat

23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

http://www.usccb.org/nab/090405.htm If today you hear his voice, harden not your hearts. Conflict is one of the hardest things for me. When I am presented with an issue of conflict, my own Irish Catholic heritage says, “we shall never speak of this again.” For me, being silent in the face of conflict is a way of… Continue reading 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time