What Might Have Been…

Photo by cottonbro on Pexels.com It was late Sunday afternoon. Father Morelli was in the sanctuary reading a prayer book. He had done two masses for the day and now he could spend the remainder of the day with family or friends or on his own. He could do with the R&R. It had been …

The Rosary, Macbeth & Naples

Photo by cottonbro on Pexels.com Father Morelli was in the sanctuary praying when Genet walked in. She stopped, not wanting to disturb him and waited. Twenty minutes later, he turned and saw her standing there. He slipped the Rosary into the pocket of his cassock. "Hello," he said. She walked over to him. "Hello. You …

Father Jörgensen’s Questionings

A week ago, I was asked to baptize an infant later that morning. I have misgivings about it because nowhere in the Bible is there any such thing as infant baptism. Jesus wasn't baptized until He was thirty years old. As a baby, He was dedicated to the Lord. Last night I read every scripture …

A Letter From Cate

Boris was still trying to process the letter he had received from Cate. He hadn't thought about her for ages because of his relationship with Tulia and then, out of the blue, he received the letter. It was in the letterbox on Friday when he checked before heading up to his flat after coming home …

Beauty For Ashes

to comfort all who mourn, and provide for those who grieve in Zion—to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of joy instead of mourning, and a garment of praiseinstead of a spirit of despair - Isaiah 6:2, 3, NIV Free Images Photo When I read this scripture verse, I think of this …

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 …

At the Community Center

Hank was sitting on the bench at the community center when Anaïs walked over to him. "Hello, Pastor Hank." "Hello, Anaïs." "I didn't expect to run into you here but I'm glad I did. I'm here to sign up for a Fitness Kickboxing class." "That's great. I'm here because I teach Vegan and Vegetarian cooking …

Old and New

"So, tonight, we're going to study the book of Job." "Job. That's in the Old Testament." "Yes." "I thought we were going to study something from the New Testament." "Is it true that your church doesn't believe in the Old Testament?" "No! I'm tired of people assuming that members of my church don't believe in …

After the Storm

Father Kowalski and Sister Francesca were saying the morning prayers. "You look tired, Father," Sister Francesca remarked when they were finished. "Didn't you have a good night's rest?" He smiled. "How could I sleep with all that racket?" "Oh, you mean the rain?" "It was more like a storm. It kept me awake for a …

God Takes Care of His People

Whenever one of us is in trouble, God intercedes.  He takes care of us.  The psalmist testifies, "Who will protect me from the wicked?  Who will stand up for me against evildoers?  Unless the Lord had helped me, I would soon have died.  I cried out, 'I'm slipping!' and Your unfailing love, O Lord supported …

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