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 by the side of the road to die. A priest and [...]

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 great to hear how many people are using these in ministry. [...]

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 "COEXIST" bumper stickers. http://youtu.be/Tu2dShjQ30U

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 a physical healing. This Gospel story beautifully shows how the two [...]

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 took the little ones to see Frozen. I really enjoyed the movie. [...]