July 17, 2020

Letter From the Pastor – July 19, 2019

Today I raise an important question: Is it proper for a Catholic to vote precisely as a Catholic?  That is, to make political choices based primarily on Catholic values and principles?  I would answer Yes.  Emphatically, Yes! We Catholics, have let our secular society in which we live give us a kind of inferiority complex.  We too often speak and act as if the biblical understanding of man and woman and for that matter, of human society, were in some way inferior, or as if it were somehow unfair for us to advance our Catholic views and values in the […]
July 9, 2020

Letter From the Pastor – July 12, 2020

          So what do you think God’s intentions for families might be?  What part does God mean families to play in human life?  Only when we understand what God has revealed about the family can we hope to find solutions to the problems families face today.           The clearest statement of God’s plan for the family is the one that comes right at the beginning of the Bible in the account of the creation of the human person.  We often miss the point of this wonderful account.  Living as we do in a highly individualistic society, […]
July 2, 2020

Letter From the Pastor – July 5, 2020

           Saturday is the 4th of July, a date of historical significance because it marks the birth of our nation. It was on that day in 1776 that representatives of the thirteen colonies signed a document declaring themselves to be a free and independent nation. Most of us are familiar with the contents of that document. We, of course, know it as “The Declaration of Independence”. In clear and concise language, it avows that the colonies are no longer connected with or controlled by the British Empire.             That part of the […]
June 26, 2020

Letter From the Pastor – June 28, 2020

When Harry Truman was president of the United States, his daughter, Margaret, was aspiring to a career in opera.  The music critics had written some rather discouraging things about her future in that particular field.  Finally, she went to a specialist for an assessment of her chances to become an opera star.  After several days of evaluation, the specialist gave her opinion.  She said to Miss Truman, “You have a beautiful voice.  It is big enough and rich enough for opera.  The problem is with your ear.  And because of your ear, you will never attain greatness.” Maybe that same […]
June 19, 2020

Letter From the Pastor – June 21, 2020

A student is planning to maintain high marks, graduate from high school, then go to college and prepare for a useful and worthwhile career.  A young couple is  planning to get married, have a wonderful relationship and build a beautiful home.  Parents are planning to instill in their children a sense of self-worth and high moral values that will guide and sustain them long after they are gone from home. And no doubt each of us is planning to become the best person that he or she possibly can.  We plan to be true to our principles, faithful to our […]