The rain fell, the floods came…

Posted by on May 21, 2011 in blog

As Summer (and Hurricane season) rapidly approaches we find ourselves inundated with news of natural disasters in our region.  Between the flooding of the Great Mississippi and the deadly tornadoes experienced throughout the South, we are constantly being reminded of the uncertainty of life. But let us also be reminded of the certainty we do have in the fidelity of our God.  No matter what happens in this life, or how far we stray away, our Father will never stop loving...

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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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Were Our Hearts Not Burning?

Posted by on Apr 4, 2011 in blog

This past Saturday, Jason and I were blessed to spend the morning with the catechists and ministry leaders of St. Alphonsus Catholic Church of  Central, LA, and St. Louis, King of France, Catholic Church of Baton Rouge, LA.  We spent the morning walking through Luke 24, the Road to Emmaus. Topics covered included Understanding Scripture and The Eucharist as the Source and Summit of the Christian Life. Like the disciples on the Road to Emmaus, we asked the Lord to...

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Where is your Lenten journey leading you?

Posted by on Mar 9, 2011 in blog

  I am often asked a number of questions about Lent… though 90% of those questions tend to be about fasting and abstinence: when we can and cannot eat meat, what constitutes a “meat” (generally friends from law school), what time is the parish fish fry, etc.  A question I don’t hear as often is WHY do we set aside these 40 days of discipline, detachment, and deprivation.  What’s the point? I think this question is key as we begin our...

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…and ransom captive Israel!

Posted by on Dec 6, 2010 in blog

In the remaining three weeks of Advent we will continue to focus on the meaning of the Incarnation in Scripture, Tradition, and our own lives.  As we light the second purple candle on our Advent wreath we turn to Messianic prophecy in the Old Testament.    TRUTH.  According to the Second Vatican Council, one of the primary motives for believing the Christian faith is the testimony of biblical prophecy (see Dei Verbum, 14-16).  Throughout the prophetic writings, particularly...

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