Only when I came back to the Church a few years ago did I hear the phrase, “Eternal Rest grant unto them, O Lord; and, may Your Perpetual Light shine upon them.” It was a confusing prayer and I wasn’t quite sure why it was used. However, in the past few years, I have learned a little more about the teaching of the Church, and spent time pondering this short prayer. … Continue readingGod’s Final Act of Mercy: A Reminder to Remember the Faithful Departed This November
Life weighed heavy on me: the loss of employment and relationships and financial difficulties that go with it; a son’s medical issues and the looming threat of the death of his well-fought-for dream; aging parents with health problems. And within weeks, I would live in … Continue readingWhat I Learned in the Walmart Parking Lot
I was recently asked if I would like to review the website Catholic Brain. Intrigued by the name, and even more intrigued by the site itself, I readily agreed. I was given a user name and password and was encouraged to dig around as much … Continue readingCatholic Brain: Learn It. Know It. Live It.
Thou Shalt NOT… As a youth minister, I can tell you that nothing is quite as tough as teaching the Ten Commandments. A lot of the youth have it about half-memorized, and because of that they think they know it all. It’s a bunch … Continue readingThe Ten Invitations
Not long ago, I attended an event where an icebreaker game was played. The icebreaker was to count up how many Sacramentals we had on each of us, and whomever at the table had the most won a prize. I happened to be at the … Continue readingSacramentals, Mercy, Advent, Oh My!