Prayers desperately needed

Apr 10 Prayers desperately needed

In case you haven’t heard, there is a standoff in Nevada between the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM), and a rancher by the name of Cliven Bundy.  Mr. Bundy is a rancher, as was his father, and his grandfather, on this particular massive piece of land since the late 1800s.  In 1993, the BLM removed Mr. Bundy’s grazing rights to save a so-called “desert tortoise,” and...

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The Feast of The Annunciation: Mama Mary Loves Us!

Mar 25 The Feast of The Annunciation: Mama Mary Loves Us!

Today is the Feast of The Annunciation of Our Lord.  It holds particular significance for me because it is the anniversary of the day my wife learned that we would be parents for the first time. My wife Mikki and I married in September 2005, just four short months after graduating from college.  We tried to for three years to get pregnant, and were diagnosed in Summer 2009 with “unexplained...

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How to Talk to an Atheist (if you must)

The other night, I was the victim of a liberal Democrat Atheist’s ramblings about global warming, hypocrisy, and diatribe about how Evangelical Christians are the biggest perpetrators of divorce and  abortion.   It came out of nowhere and he felt the need to pat himself on the back for being a member of the enlightened elite who believe in no God, have no morals, and thereby avoid the...

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The Art of Listening

Feb 21 The Art of Listening

  “Listen carefully, my son, to the master’s instructions, and attend to them with the ear of your heart.” ~The Rule of Saint Benedict   I am guilty.  This morning at Mass, like every morning at Mass, I caught myself drifting off during the Liturgy of the Eucharist.  After a lifetime of practice, I’ve learned the cues and responses.  I’ve learned them so...

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Book Review: Church Militant Field Manual

Feb 12 Book Review: Church Militant Field Manual

My blessed wife gave to me for Christmas what I consider to be the most important book in my library, Fr. Richard M. Heilman’s Church Militant Field Manual. In case you are not familiar, the Church Militant refers to one of three parts of the Communion of Saints included in The Profession of Faith. The Church Militant (Ecclesia Militans) because its members struggle against the world,...

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