Reflections

Working Together

Once again, I begin my weekly blog reflection by pointing to an episode of the series about Jesus called “The Chosen”. Obviously, I have been very moved by this series! CLICK HERE to find out about it. In episode 4, in the current “Season 2” series, which was just released last week, Jesus sharply rebuked […]

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Whatever you do

Have you watched “The Chosen” series yet? I am hooked! Dallas Jenkins has produced an amazing series all about the life of Christ, and portrays Jesus in a very personal way as he “chooses” his disciples. In this free series (available with a free app on your phone or on YouTube…click here for the link

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My Training Ground

I arrived 15 minutes early for my weekly shift at PP last Wednesday, so I had some quiet time to reflect and pray while waiting for my partner, Amy, to arrive. No employees had arrived yet and the sidewalks were quiet and peaceful. I took this picture to remind me of the insight that God

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Abandoned

I wasn’t planning on writing another blog post, since our 40 days are now over, but because of a request from our dear Bishop Waltersheid, asking for a favor (which will be at the end of this post), I have decided to sit down and write a final reflection which will close out our Lenten

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The Eleventh Hour…

I’ve always heard this saying…”at the eleventh hour”, but I’ve never given it much thought. I always just assumed it means that something is happening at the last minute…just before the time is up. But today’s Gospel reading got me thinking that this phrase had another origin, a more meaningful one. In this parable, Jesus

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Persevering in Prayer!

Approximately 20 faithful Christians from all over Pittsburgh have been gathering together every Sunday morning at 9:30 am, in front of Divine Mercy Parish/St. Mary’s downtown for a mile-and-a-half-long prayer walk around our city. This morning we were pleasantly surprised to be joined by Pittsburgh’s auxiliary bishop, Bishop William Waltersheid! Bishop Waltersheid has decided to

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Our Time to Shine!

When everything falls apart, and we can no longer trust the authorities that are running our nation, our world, and…(dare I say it)…even our Church…where do we turn? On the day following the presidential election, I wrote a post (linked here) about my reaction to the disappointment of having come SO close to overturning Roe…only

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