Lent: A Season of Renewal

Posted on February 14, 2023
People don’t often look forward to Lent. It can evoke childhood memories of giving up candy, going to weekly confession and sitting through stations of the cross. Words like “sacrifice,” “discipline,” and “self-denial” are frequently used in ways that suggest [read more...]

Sharing Christ’s Divinity

Posted on February 14, 2023
The love with which God commands us to love in Sunday’s Gospel reading is so radical, so counter-intuitive, so demanding that we cannot truly love without God’s grace. The sacraments are the source of the graces that we need to [read more...]

Be Fearless

Posted on February 8, 2023
Releasing on Ash Wednesday, this free video series will accompany you on your Lenten journey. Time and again, the people of God are called to ‘be courageous’ and ‘be not afraid.’ Yet, we live in a time where fear seems [read more...]

Do I Have a Good Conscience?

Posted on February 7, 2023
Jiminy Cricket said “Always let your conscience be your guide,” but how do I know if I have a good conscience? A good conscience more often is concerned with our responsibilities than with our rights. It is more preoccupied with [read more...]

A Well-Formed Conscience

Posted on February 7, 2023
My brothers and sisters, in this Sunday’s Gospel, Jesus clearly states that He came not to abolish the law, but to fulfill it. The law of the Old Testament is the Ten Commandments, and Jesus came to show us how [read more...]

We Believe in One God

Posted on February 7, 2023
Life if beautiful! Recognize that your are living in a beautiful story that’s amazing author is God himself. You are so much more than a collection of molecules.

Deacon’s Beacon: Living the Beatitudes

Posted on January 30, 2023
Much of the news lately has been very depressing – focusing on mass shootings, killings, acts of violence and revenge.  All of these acts show a depression, anger and paranoia that is too prevalent in our world. My article today [read more...]

Called to be Salt and Light

Posted on January 30, 2023
You are the light of the world. A city set on a mountain cannot be hidden. Nor do they light a lamp and then put it under a bushel basket; it is set on a lampstand, where it gives light [read more...]

The Prophet Zephaniah and the Beatitudes?

Posted on January 29, 2023
The Beatitudes deserve a thorough evaluation and discussion, perhaps through a long and drawn-out homily. But, that’s not the approach Deacon Paul takes here. Instead, follow along as we “…[are] sheltered on the day of the Lord’s anger” and “..take [read more...]

9 Days for Life Novena: Day 9

Posted on January 27, 2023
9 Days for Life is an annual novena for the protection of human life. Each day’s intention is accompanied by a short reflection and suggested actions to help build a culture of life. Today, we pray that civic leaders will [read more...]