Faith

Cross Catholic Outreach: Food, Shelter, and Hope to the Poorest of the Poor

Today at Mass we had a guest priest, Fr. James Quinlan.  Priests are generally impressive, at least to me, but this guy was definitely special.  He had a strong, clear voice and caught my attention, causing me to desire to hang on his every word. He was visiting from overseas, where for the past six… Continue reading Cross Catholic Outreach: Food, Shelter, and Hope to the Poorest of the Poor

Faith

The Prodigal Son: A Reflection

We all know the story of the prodigal son:  he took his inheritance, spent it all, came back humbled and sorry, and his father rejoices, slaughtering the fattened calf.  Meanwhile, his brother gets all in a huff because he has always done the "right" thing and was never celebrated as his brother is on his… Continue reading The Prodigal Son: A Reflection

Faith, Simple Living

“Go, sell what you have, and give to the poor.”

A devout follower falls to Jesus's knees and asks what he must do to have eternal life.  Jesus's answer has perplexed the average Christian since the words were spoken: "You are lacking in one thing.  Go, sell what you have, and give to the poor and you will have treasure in heaven; then come, follow… Continue reading “Go, sell what you have, and give to the poor.”

Faith

Miracles of Heaven Through the Children

Last night I was having a wonderful discussion about our faith with my in-laws.  During it we were speaking about near-death experiences as well as God's continuous presence here on Earth.  For the first time, I was told about Akiane and her spiritually inspired paintings and poetry.  I had never heard the story about how… Continue reading Miracles of Heaven Through the Children