And now, we take up this journey

Posted by on Mar 14, 2013 in blog

“After having repeatedly examined my conscience before God, I have come to the certainty that my strengths, due to an advanced age, are no longer suited to an adequate exercise of the Petrine ministry”.  These were the words of Benedict XVI that shocked the world only last month.  A pope resigning?  It hasn’t happened in over 600 years and yet the Supreme Pontiff, in supreme humility, decided to step down because he knew that his “strengths”...

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The seat is vacant!

Posted by on Mar 2, 2013 in blog

Pope Benedict resigned from the See of Peter on February 28th, leaving the seat vacant until the next pope is elected. May we continue to pray for the cardinals as they prayerfully elect the next pope. Check out this interesting video about how the pope is elected....

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Meditation on the Holy Cross

Posted by on Mar 13, 2012 in blog

Happy third week of Lent.  Hopefully you are still holding strong to your Lenten sacrifices and promises.  As we prepare for Christ’s passion in a few short weeks, I would like to offer a meditation on the Holy Cross. Let’s go back to the beginning, to Genesis 2:16-17.  God commands Adam that he may eat of any tree in the Garden of Eden except of the tree of knowledge of good and evil.  Scripture of course only mentions two trees, the tree of knowledge and the tree of...

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Open your eyes!

Posted by on May 11, 2011 in blog

This past Sunday’s gospel is one of my favorites.  Luke 24 tells the story of the “Road to Emmaus” and the disciples who are in disbelief that Jesus has died.  Everytime I read or hear this Gospel, I seem to gleam a new insight.  It is so power packed with meaning that it can really take a while to unpack. One of the first events that Katie and I did was a weeklong mission trip in Vacherie with the theme being “Road to Emmaus.”  Each night,...

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Be Not Afraid

Posted by on May 3, 2011 in blog

This weekend we traveled to St. Jude Church in Baton Rouge to speak to a group of 5th-12th graders.  Katie spoke to the group about the prodigal son since it was Divine Mercy Sunday and how the Father always welcomes us home. I spoke about the call of Jeremiah and the Lord’s words to “Be not afraid…because I am with you to deliver you.” Jer 1:8  I challenged the students to hear God’s call in their lives so that He may use them for his good,...

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