Good Steward Newsletter – July 2014

The Gospel of Jesus Christ is Pro-Culture We sometime hear it said that the Gospel is countercultural. That’s not exactly correct. The Gospel that we proclaim as disciples of our Lord Jesus Christ is pro-culture. It seeks always to build up human society, to transform human laws, customs and values in accordance with God’s plan […]

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Good Steward Newsletter – June 2014

Stewards of Freedom, Servants of God Something especially powerful is expressed in the famous saying of St. Thomas More, “I die the king’s faithful servant, but God’s first.” Most of us know the story of St. Thomas’ martyrdom. He was executed because he opposed King Henry VIII’s decision to divorce his wife and, in the […]

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Good Steward Newsletter – May 2014

The Pope Speaks to the City and the World It is traditional on Easter Sunday for the pope to deliver a brief address urbi et orbi (to the city and the world). The city is, of course, Rome, “the heart of Christianity,” and the world is the entire global village with all its religious, cultural, […]

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Good Steward Newsletter – March 2014

Reflections on the Consistory I Did Not Attend I was all packed and ready to go. I arrived at the airport two hours ahead of time and presented my passport to the agent at the Delta counter. I was booked on a flight to Rome for a few days’ R & R and to attend […]

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Good Steward Newsletter – February 2014

Building Bridges Instead of Walls It’s too early to evaluate the impact of Pope Francis on the Church or the world. He’s not even been pope for a year! But there’s no question that Pope Francis has had an impact. Ask anyone what they think about the new pope. Many will say, “I really like […]

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Good Steward Newsletter – November 2013

The Church Continues to Fight the HHS Mandate The Affordable Healthcare Act (aka Obamacare) is in the news again, and once again the Catholic Church is caught on the horns of a dilemma not of its own making. The dilemma is that, on the one hand, we Catholics wholeheartedly affirm the need for affordable healthcare […]

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Good Steward Newsletter – September 2013

Saints For Our Time Catholics throughout the world in welcomed the news that two recent popes, Blessed John XXIII and Blessed John Paul II will soon be canonized saints. Some of us remember both men, but all of us regardless of our ages are living in times that were profoundly influenced by their witness to […]

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Good Steward Newsletter – July 2013

Marriage is a Gift from God for Life If we needed further proof that marriage, which we believe is a gift from God and the most basic, foundational principle of human society, is being undermined by the forces of modern culture, the June 26 Supreme Court decisions striking down part of the Defense of Marriage […]

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Good Steward Newsletter – April 2013

Easter Witnesses of Hope and Joy Easter is the season of hope and joy. We have hope because sin and death have been overcome—once and for all. The darkness of despair has been vanquished, and light has come into our weary world never to be permanently extinguished. Yes, there may be dark days and troubled […]

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The Beginning of a Humble Migrant’s Papacy

Catholic Online – By John Klink – March 18, 2013 (printable version) Francis made a particular point on the balcony to bow and literally listen to his people as the first act of being their pastor. And he asked them to bless him and pray for him before he would bless them. In that instant […]

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