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 …

Celibacy & Abortion

Father Kiesler was in his office with Bishop Haas. The bishop had just completed his pastoral visit. He seemed quite pleased. "Father Kiesler, you're doing a fine job with the school and the parish," he told him. "As fine a job as the late Father Schmidt." "Thank you, Your Excellency." "Is there something on your …

Father Kiesler’s Visit

He had just finished the second Mass and was in the office. He had a few things to do before he changed into his black cassock, made his rounds and then, visited Monifa. He couldn't wait to see and be with her. He missed having her live close by at the dorm and going over …

Michelle’s Afternoon in the Museum

Michelle was reading a very interesting but strange book. The room suddenly tilted to one side and the people poured out was the first line which had grabbed her attention and made her want to read it. She was there at the museum reading it while waiting for her friend, Alison who promised that she …

Ede’s Rival

"Did you have a good birthday yesterday, Ede?" Ede was at the cosmetic shop where her friend worked. It was Isoka's lunch break and they were sitting outside in the shade. They had just finished having something to eat. "Yes, I did, Isoka." The highlight was when Pastor Hank called her in the morning to …

Fatima

But even if we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel to you than what we have preached to you, let him be accursed.  As we have said before, so now I say again, if anyone preaches any other gospel to you than what you have received, let him be accursed - Galatians …

Better than Nothing

He tried to concentrate on the passage he was reading but he couldn't. Why didn't Mrs. Siri's grand-daughter, Clara address him as, "Father"? Everyone else did, even those who weren't of the Catholic faith. It really bothered him. She didn't call him anything. Perhaps he should talk to her grandmother about it the next time …

Not Captivating

"Before we study today, I just want to say that I read the book, Captivating by John and Stasi Eldredge which you both recommended and it was a complete waste of my time." Carole and Susan stared at her.  "Why was it a waste of time?" Susan asked, peering over her glasses. "I have a …

Freedom for Joe

Therefore if the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed - 8:36 I’s in chains fo tryin’ to run away.  I’s a human being.  I shoulda bin free not nobody’s slave.  Dey treats us worst than dem animals.  When dey brought us here to this here plantation, dey had chains round our necks …

Jesus, the Lamp Who Gives True Light

“This city has no need of sun or moon to shine upon it, for the glory of God is its light, and its lamp is the Lamb” – Revelation 21:23.  This scripture brought to my mind this other scripture, “Your word is a lamp to my feet. And a light to my path” – Psalm …

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