These churches are wonderful examples of faith-filled communities putting all their resources into building an appropriate place to worship God.
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 […]
Pray to end abortion.
If the steel structure fails, catastrophe would ensue.
Sometimes Jesus calls us to do things that are uncomfortable, something that might threaten our convenience. Would we take up that command if it meant we had to walk away from everything we knew?
We have to plant them, care for them, and grow them so that we might reap an abundant harvest to return to Him.
Today is the memorial of St. Robert Bellarmine, SJ, Doctor of the Church. Brilliant man, defender of the Church. “His most famous work is his three-volume Disputations on the Controversies of the Christian Faith. Particularly noteworthy are the sections on the temporal power of the pope and the role of the laity. Bellarmine incurred the anger […]
Reprinted from The Message, Southwestern Indiana’s Catholic Community Newspaper Last we left, dear reader, we were engaged in a discussion regarding a pastoral letter issued by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops in 1992: “Stewardship: A Disciple’s Response.” Part of this discussion focused on the idea that when we equate fundraising to stewardship, there is […]