Being on retreat kept me a bit out of the loop of the disaster in the south at the hands of Hurricane Katrina. They did tell us about it and we kept the people of the south in prayer. It’s just hard to imagine all the death and destruction one storm can… Continue reading Hurricane Katrina
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.
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
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