Standing in the Breach

In the months since the 2016 Presidential election many articles in Catholic publications seem to have a common thread of concern for reduced government funding of social service programs. One such article from the Catholic New Service contained interviews of Catholic...
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What Made Me Do It?

That was the question put to me recently by a friend as we discussed tithing and our evolving lives and financial situations. My friend’s health has deteriorated and his energy for work as lessened. His income may suffer as a result. He’s wondering how he’ll be able...
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Fearfully Generous

There is no better example of trust in God’s provision than the widow in Mark 12: 42. How could this woman be willing to give all she had except that she trusted that God would provide for her somehow—even if she didn’t understand how. Many of us put only left-over...
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Rainbows and Unicorns: Thoughts on the Supreme Court Decision 2015

I remember praying for moral leadership to win the 2012 elections. My hope was that those leaders would drag our country back to the Christian roots upon which our country was founded. How naïve was that? It is said that morality can’t be legislated. And now we see...
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Writing Checks in an ACH World

I was chastised in Mass today by the Priest because of the way I put money into the collection plate. He called those who put in a yellow laminated “I Give Electronically” card his “true partners in ministry”. He basically labelled those of us who put in cash and...
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