“Jesus, I trust in you”

Scripture readings for today Several years ago, there was a commercial for Calgon foam bath that showed a housewife, who appeared to be frantic and stressed as the phone rang, the kids cried, the dishes piled up, and the dog barked. The woman stops what she is doing...

Humble Obedience

Scripture readings for today There is a picture of Saints John Paul II and John XXIII on my refrigerator at home. In my office, there is a calendar of the Church Fathers, images of Jesus, and a papal blessing from His Holiness Benedict XVI. As Catholics, we are...

Cultivating God’s Love

Scripture readings for today Our relationship with Jesus is not unlike, in many respects, that relationship in our lives that inspires us to love like we never knew we could. Relationships, however, can be challenging at times. It is not easy to have a relationship...

“Speak, Lord, for your servant is listening”

Scripture readings for today Often, I am asked why I became a deacon. There was a time when I seriously considered the priesthood, and after much prayer I realized that God was calling me to be a husband and a father. After my wife, Leti, and I married in 1998, I...

New Life in Christ

Scripture readings for today After nine months of classes and spiritual formation, adults all over the world will enter into full communion with the Catholic Church during Saturday’s Easter Vigil. I felt very blessed to serve as a director and an instructor in the...