Doubt

Listen to Fr. Kevin’s homily from March 19, 2017. (Ex. 17:3-7)

Praying for a direct hit

So much of the gospel speaks to putting the needs of others before ourselves. For example, “Jesus said to them, ‘You know that those who are recognized as rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them; and their great men exercise authority over them. But it is not this way among you, but whoever wishes … Continued

Ignoring Scripture

“For my thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are your ways my ways,” declares the LORD. “For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts” (Is. 55:8-9). We seem to completely ignore this passage of scripture. As proof I only need … Continued

The God of Luck?

Hurricane Irma has some hard lessons for us. I’m not talking about better preparedness, evacuation plans, and the like. These are lessons about faith and discipleship. Consider, for example, the statement, “Thank God, we were lucky” regarding the significant weakening of the storm as it moved northward toward our region. Perhaps I’m at a loss … Continued

Hurricanes and Possessions

It may take some courage to answer this: How much time did you spend, before and after Hurricane Irma, dealing with your possessions? I can only answer for myself of course, but judging from the stories people have shared, I suspect most of us won’t have a good answer. We have too much stuff and … Continued