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The Deeper Meaning of the Good Samaritan

This morning’s Gospel reading is the famous story of the Good Samaritan. After mentioning that we must “love our neighbor as ourself” a scholar asks Jesus, “Who is my neighbor?” Jesus tells the story of a man who was beaten by robbers and left… Continue Reading “The Deeper Meaning of the Good Samaritan”

The Deeper Meaning of the Good Samaritan

This morning’s Gospel reading is the famous story of the Good Samaritan. After mentioning that we must “love our neighbor as ourself” a scholar asks Jesus, “Who is my neighbor?” Jesus tells the story of a man who was beaten by robbers and left… Continue Reading “The Deeper Meaning of the Good Samaritan”

Call Waiting: Discerning Your Vocation

I’m excited to say we’ve come to the end of another year of videos in the VCAT series. Last year we had twelve videos on the creed, this year twelve on the sacraments. We’re half way there! As I travel around the country, it’s… Continue Reading “Call Waiting: Discerning Your Vocation”

God is Real

One of my favorite moments of the summer was when I got to give a talk called, “God is Real” at the Steubenville Summer Youth Conference. At the very least, it gave me a public opportunity to say what I really feel about those… Continue Reading “God is Real”

Get Up and Walk

Sometimes I write scripts and something special happens. I originally wrote this script to introduce the “sacraments of healing”: Reconciliation and Anointing of the Sick. We decided to tell the famous story of Mark 2:12 because it includes both the forgiveness of sins and… Continue Reading “Get Up and Walk”

Eros and Agape in Disney’s Frozen

The Friday of Thanksgiving weekend is traditionally a “movie” day for us. This year we split the family: 12-years-old and over went to see the new Hunger Games, 11-years-old and under went to see Disney’s new animated movie, Frozen. Having seen Hunger Games already, I… Continue Reading “Eros and Agape in Disney’s Frozen”