Pastor’s Weekly Letter

October 31, 2018

Letter From the Pastor – November 4, 2018

As election day draws near, I once again reprint this article I wrote some time ago.  Please seriously consider your choices before you vote. Today I raise an important question: Is it proper for a Christian to vote precisely as a Christian?  That is, to make political choices based primarily on Christian values and principles?  I would answer yes.  Emphatically, yes!  We, Catholics, have let the 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   human society were in some way […]
October 26, 2018

Letter From the Pastor – October 28, 2018

All our lives we have heard sermons about giving our heart to God, a valid emphasis.  But whenever have you heard a sermon about giving your head to God?  I would dare say that for most of us that is a strange thought, but let’s try to think about it for a few moments. Usually we imply that loving God is strictly an affair of the heart.  We have frequently been told that intelligence without goodness is a grave danger.  But we need to also know that goodness without intelligence is not enough. If enough of our people, especially our […]
October 19, 2018

Letter From the Pastor – October 21, 2018

 A poster from the 1960’s offered an excellent commentary on human nature.  Two babies in diapers of about the same age sat facing each other.  One was reaching out to the other as though to establish contact.  The caption underneath said, “At last I have found someone exactly like me.”  One of the babies was black; the other was white.  That strikes me as an interesting comment on the similarity and dissimilarity in human beings.  Sometimes we get to thinking that our needs and problems are unique to us, that no one else in all the world has ever felt […]
October 12, 2018

Letter From the Pastor – October 14, 2018

 Sigmund Freud once said, “In the matter of therapy, humanity is in the highest degree irrational, so that there is no prospect of influencing it by reasonable arguments… against prejudice one can do nothing.”  But to look at the problem of prejudice and say there is nothing that can be done about it is patient foolishness.  Something can be done, and if we are going to call ourselves Christians, we had best be doing it.    St. James put this matter very pointedly: “My brothers, your faith in our Lord, Jesus Christ must not allow for favoritism.”  Then he paints a […]
October 5, 2018

Letter From the Pastor – October 7, 2018

            One of the marks of a learned person is that he knows he doesn’t know very much. Isaac Newton was that kind of a person. He was one of the major scientific minds of the last 300 years, and yet he once described himself as a small child on the sea shore, picking up a few pebbles, all the while surrounded by a vast ocean of the unknown. Albert Einstein was also like that. In our modern world, his name is a symbol of genius; and yet he said, “The most beautiful thing we can experience is the […]