Posts Tagged 'church'

Your Family Can Heal the Church

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September 8th, 2019 – 23rd Sunday of Ordinary Time (other years, Birth of the Virgin Mary)

In January of 2019, Denae and I began writing a book to bring hope and healing to the Church and those who have been abused by members of the clergy. At the time I recall thinking about why God would ask us to share something so personal ...

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How to Be a Father after God’s own Heart

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In the old testament, God said that King David was a man after God’s own heart.  Wow, what a compliment.  King David achieved this goal by uniting his will to that of God.  He did this through prayer, through reading scripture and through his every day actions which gave glory to God.  During the funeral activities following my father in law’s passing, I pondered what is was that he did to have such a positive impact not only on his ...

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Let the Children come, Overcoming Challenges at Church

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Pope Francis recently said that “Children’s tears are the best sermon” and he encouraged parents to bring their children to mass even though they may cause a disruption from time to time.  I agree with the Pope completely, too often parents stop bringing their children or stop coming to Church all together due to ugly comments or dirty looks by fellow parishioners.  While I do think that it is ok for children to have an occasional outburst during ...

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