Advice from St. Mark–and Pope Francis

Advice from St. Mark–and Pope Francis

What have you learned from traveling? There are things I’ve learned from mistakes I’ve made on the road: keep your money in multiple places, keep a change of clothes in your carry-on, leave for the airport with time to spare. There are things I’ve learned from the people I’ve met: smiles speak when words fail, […]

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Ananias brings light back to Saul

Ananias brings light back to Saul

I can picture Saul as a lifetime sinner, never believing in the man they called Jesus. I can picture Saul as a representation of all of the bullies that I have known. Saul is much more than just a bully though. He is a modern-day ISIS fighter. He is a modern-day liberal who seeks to […]

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I Remember When God Saved Me

I Remember When God Saved Me

In today’s first reading we witness the miracle of enlightenment experienced by a queen’s court official, a eunuch. This man’s heart must have been crying out for God and it must have been this cry that called him to Jerusalem to worship God. After his time worshiping in Jerusalem he journeyed home, a journey that […]

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Building Eternal Life With Yesterday’s Sins

Building Eternal Life With Yesterday’s Sins

What are some of the biggest mistakes you’ve made in your life? You likely have some aspects of your past that you’d probably prefer not to think about. In today’s reading from the Acts of the Apostles, we hear about one such person: Saul, meanwhile, was trying to destroy the Church; entering house after house […]

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Jesus is Necessary for Life

Jesus is Necessary for Life

In the first reading for mass today, from the Acts of the Apostles, Stephen spoke up clearly and in no uncertain terms to the elders, scribes and the people who were gathered before him.  He didn’t mince his words: “You stiff-necked people, uncircumcised in heart and ears, you always oppose the Holy Spirit; you are […]

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Will there be beer in heaven?

Will there be beer in heaven?

When that big day comes … when all is said and done … when we die … we pray that we will enter the pearly gates for eternal rest and peace with our Lord. Well … As long as there is beer. And candy. Fast cars, giant TV screens, unlimited massage. Oh … and every […]

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Are You Committed to God?

Are You Committed to God?

One of the biggest problems I see in today’s society is that people simply do not honor their commitments. Something triggered this in my mind today, and while it was extremely small in nature, it made me think about the word “commitment” in a larger sense, and what it means to be committed to something. A […]

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