Browsing Everyday Evangelization

Ponder Deeply

Posted by Kathy Steiner on 3/18/19

Recently, a devastating tornado in Beauregard, Alabama took the lives of 23 people from ages 8 to 89 with one family losing 10 members.  The country was shocked at the loss of life that happened so quickly with no warning.  It makes you realize how short life can ... Read More »

Whatsoever You Do

Posted by Kathy Steiner on 3/14/19

In Victor Hugo’s book “Notre Dame of Paris” Quasimodo, the hunchback, is tied to a water wheel.  He is forced by the jeering crowds to continue to push it.  He is thirsty and asks for water to drink but no one pays any attention.

Suddenly, a little girl ... Read More »

What are You giving up for Lent?

Posted by Kathy Steiner on 3/06/19

The church has given us the powerful spiritual practice of fasting which means doing without something for a period of time.  Fasting teaches us to disciple our wills to say no to ourselves.  To detach and make room for God in our lives.

Many of you might already ... Read More »

Keep Holy the Sabbath

Posted by Kathy Steiner on 2/27/19

The Pew Research Center (PRC) asked this question pointing out that we have this thing about happiness.  We have certain inalienable rights, declares our Declaration of Independence, among them “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.”  Two hundred years later how are we doing?

When PRC looked at ... Read More »

Recharge Your Batteries

Posted by Kathy Steiner on 2/20/19

Paul’s letter to the Romans, Chapter 13, focusses on a series of short but powerful recommendations.  These heartfelt passages deal with three types of love.

First, Paul reminds us “to keep loving one another as brothers and sisters...”  As our faith is based on our relationship with God ... Read More »

The Safety Net

Posted by Kathy Steiner on 2/13/19

We are called to honor the poor and to give them precedence, out of the conviction that they are the true presence of Jesus in our midst.  “As you did it to the least of these my brethren, you did it to me.” (Matthew 25:40). (Message of Pope ... Read More »

As the family goes, so goes the nation!

Posted by Kathy Steiner on 2/07/19

 

Many years ago, Father John Hardon, S.J. wrote an article on the “Survival of the Catholic Family”.  He warned that the Catholic family in super developed countries, like the USA, is on trial for its existence.  He foresaw the even more deadly struggles we are facing today between ... Read More »

Words of Wisdom from Carmen Bellavia

Posted by Kathy Steiner on 1/31/19

Carmen Bellavia: February 28, 1922 - May 29, 2018

This is a belated eulogy to a man who was a joyfully holy member of our parish community.  At his funeral, a booklet that he wrote was handed out titled “Words of Wisdom”.  In it Carmen wrote, “Pray for wisdom. ... Read More »

Practice Makes Perfect

Posted by Kathy Steiner on 1/22/19

The word practice means “repeated performance for the purpose of acquiring a skill or proficiency.”  People become better at something when they do it often.  If you want to be a better writer you should write every day.  Athletes practice to be the best in their fields and ... Read More »

Loneliness!

Posted by Kathy Steiner on 1/14/19

He was born in a lowly stable and laid in a manger because there was no room at the inn for him.  Then shortly after that, he and his parents had to flee from the threat of death at King Herod’s hands. Alone, they made their escape to ... Read More »