One of the purposes of this blog is to provide you with some good materials that will help you understand the Catholic faith better. I would like your opinion on something. What area of your spiritual life do you want to learn more about? In other words what topics or teachings do you think you are weak in and would like to learn more about? For example, a man came up to me this last week and said, "I don't know what is happening during the mass with all the movement and prayers." Someone else may not know what the role of the bishop or pope is. I'm gathering some data for some upcoming articles on what Catholics want to know about their faith. Just leave a comment below by clicking the comment button. Thanks
On Saturday March 24th, I experienced an extraordinary time with pastor Tim Tengblad of Advent Lutheran Church in Osseo Minnesota. I presented the one day Bible Timeline at Advent Lutheran Church to 250 people as a joint effort between Advent and St. Vincent De Paul Catholic Church. I was so encouraged to see Catholics and Lutherans come together to celebrate what we have in common, salvation history. While I presented the story of the bible, we acknowledged the differences we have in a spirit of ecumenism. As a former protestant pastor, I was so encouraged to see both Lutherans and Catholics come together to try to understand one another.
As a result of today, Advent Lutheran and St. Vincent De Paul are going to co-sponsor the 24 week Great Adventure in the fall of 2007. All I can say is, "Praise the Lord." I want to thank Chuck Pratt from St. Vincent De Paul for his hard work at making this event happen. I also want to thank Sue Barry-Hagen and Susan McKenzie from Advent for their great efforts. Finally, thank you to Fr. Jack Long and pastor Tim Tengblad. If you attended this event I would love to hear from you. Please leave a comment below.
In this video blog I show you the relationship between the three trials that Jesus went through in the forty days in the wilderness (Matthew 4) and what Israel went through in the forty years in the wilderness (Exodus). I want to encourage you to maintain your trust in God, especially when going through a trial. Key passages for this video blog are Exodus 16, 17, 32; Deuteronomy 6, 8; Matthew 4 and Catechism 397, 538. I will be praying for you during this Lent. Concerning the goofy video of me below, that is Google's problem. I think they randomly take a picture from the video I submitted. I believe this is the part where I was practicing my vowels and they chose to pause the video on one of them. Anyway, I hope you enjoy this.