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Five Months of the Fatima Centenary

I was blessed to celebrate the centenary of Our Lady’s first apparition at Fatima at Our Lady of Fatima Parish in Lakewood, Colorado. The church has a special Holy Door and a second class relic from the coffins of Sts. Jacinta and Francisco. You can obtain a plenary indulgence by making a pilgrimage there this year. For the anniversary, the paris...

06 01 2017

God Needs You

You hear people ask all the time: why doesn’t God just fix all the world’s problems. Why doesn’t He just manifest Himself and save everyone? The answer may be . . . us. We are the reason why God doesn’t do these things. Strictly speaking God does not need us at all. However, God has chosen to save the world through the mediation of othe...

05 23 2017

A Place on Earth: The Desire for Land and Its Limits

Land has a central place in the Bible. We spring from it and are placed within it deliberately by God: Then the Lord God formed man of dust from the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being. And the Lord God planted a garden in Eden, in the east; and there he put the man whom he had formed (G...

05 16 2017

Why Can’t I Hear God?

God does speak to us. No, I don’t mean in an apparition or with an audible voice. God has His own voice and we have to attune our hearts to Him to be able to hear it. Robert Cardinal Sarah speaks of the importance of silence in hearing God’s voice: At the heart of man there is an innate silence, for God abides in the innermost part of ev...

05 02 2017

God Is A Farmer

In the second creation story one of the first acts of God is to plant: And the Lord God planted a garden in Eden, in the east; and there he put the man whom he had formed. 9 And out of the ground the Lord God made to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight and good for food, the tree of life also in the midst of the garden, and the tre...

04 28 2017

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