God’s Good News!

When you have good news, whom do you share it with? Family, friends, co-workers and, in some cases, church members? Who were told about the soon birth of the Messiah? The people of Nazareth, the city Joseph and Mary were from? No. As far as their community was concerned Joseph was the father. The religious …

The Unjust Judge and the Widow

Image by Free Bible Images Then He spoke a parable to them, that men always ought to pray and not lose heart,  saying: “There was in a certain city a judge who did not fear God nor regard man.  Now there was a widow in that city; and she came to him, saying, ‘Get justice for me from my adversary.’  And he …

Father Kiesler’s Visitor

Father Kiesler was in the office reading a copy of The Spirit of the Liturgy by Joseph Ratzinger (Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI). His mother gave it to him when he visited her on Mother's Day. He was greeted enthusiastically first by his younger sister, Katja and then, his mother who was beside herself with delight. …

Father Jörgensen’s Questionings

Yesterday morning, a friend asked me, "Why do Catholics pray to Mary when the Bible clearly teaches that Jesus Christ is the one true mediator between God and humanity?" My quick reply was, "Yes, it's true that we can go directly to Jesus during prayer but intercessory prayer through Mary as well as other saints …

The Face of Jesus

I remember how I felt when I gazed down into the little face of my newborn son over 13 years ago. No words can accurately describe the love which stirred inside me. I think of how Mary and wonder how she felt when she looked upon the face of Jesus. Did she see the face …

Fear and Wisdom

The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom - Psalm 111:10 What does it mean to "fear" the Lord? Does it mean to be terrified of Him? No. It means to be in reverence of Him (to have and show the utmost respect) and who wouldn't be once they come to know Him? The psalmist actually gives us some …

Two Things About God

But the Lord is in His holy temple; the Lord still rules from heaven.  He watches everything closely, examining everyone on earth (Psalm 11:4) Photo by Nashua Volquez-Young from Pexels There are two things about God which comfort me.  The first is that He is in control.  The second is, nothing happens without His knowledge.  

Around We Go…

From an early age, Valentina Tereshkova developed an interest in parachute jumping which led to her selection as a cosmonaut and later to be trained for a special woman-in-space program.  In 1963, Valentina became the first woman to travel into space and orbit the earth 48 times aboard Vostok 6. 50 Words This was written …

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