Sunday, July 17, 2016

A quick reflection on "In sickness and in health"

Oftentimes the marriage vow "in sickness and in health" is thought of only from the perspective of the healthy person (will you take care of your loved one when they are sick?)

But I also think it is a vow that "I will love and honor my spouse when I am sick, and I will ALLOW my spouse to care for me, I will ALLOW my spouse to be there for me...I will not shut my spouse out when I am sick and struggling"

It may be harder to let other people help us than it is to be the one helping

Catholic Social Teaching - a path forward through the sicknesses of this world

If you ask 1,000 people who "have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ" how we should structure our society, you'll get 1,000 different answers.

Particularly when the world seems to be falling apart, I'm really thankful for my Catholic Faith - a light guiding us out of darkness - if we'll only walk toward it....together

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Laws, even laws about marriage, give LIFE!

My brother Father Anthony Hollowell came to visit.  A great homily on law and life

Saturday, July 2, 2016

What to do when an abortion center closes

With great joy and rejoicing, we learned yesterday that a Planned Parenthood abortion center near our parishes closed down.  

While it is tempting to celebrate and move on, I believe the battle is only heightened.  Now that the doors of those who peddle death and contraception are temporarily closed, we have this moment to let every man and woman in the Wabash Valley know that we are here to help THEM, and that we will do whatever it takes to help any woman who is in need

Doctor's visits, help with rent, cribs, diapers, formula, counseling, shelter, clothing, food, babysitting.....

A vacuum has opened up in our community - will we fill it with Love and by redoubling our efforts to get the good news out that we are here to help?  If we do not seize this opportunity to advertise, reach out, and redouble our efforts, those who peddle death under the guise of compassion will be back.

May we seize the day!