This was originally published in The Message – The newspaper of the Diocese of Evansville. Now, that’s a weird title. I have written quite a bit, both here and elsewhere, how the notion that “stewardship” is not just about money, and now I am going to compare it to the chief money engine in the […]
… he was the world champion pencil balancer, and he didn’t have another care in the world.
Have you heard that meme? I had not until recently. Since then I have shared it with my Boomer friends. It’s not a term of endearment or acquiescence. It is derisive. In a New York Times article describing the deeper meaning of the phrase, it is described as the “digital equivalent of an eye roll.” […]
What if, in our quest to become Christian stewards, that we spent an extra 15 minutes a day in prayer?
Today I am delighting in a joy-hangover.
These churches are wonderful examples of faith-filled communities putting all their resources into building an appropriate place to worship God.
Fall is also the time when God shows us his artist’s palette.
I’ve been at the work of development and stewardship in the Catholic Church a long time. It’s a vocation I never expected, never planned on, and never had an inkling towards undertaking. Yet here I am, just about ten years into it. Over that time, I have visited hundreds of churches across the US and […]
Bishop Siegel noted, and I concur, that most of the wisdom in that room came from those who were at the tables.
The title of this post is deliberately misleading. We all know the Prayer of St. Francis, don’t we? We have read it in greeting cards, seen it on inspirational plaques, even sung it at Mass. It’s a lovely prayer, lovely poem, lovely song. But St. Francis didn’t write it. Some research shows shows that the […]