Browsing the January 2017 archive of From the Pastor

Browsing the January 2017 archive of From the Pastor

Catholic Schools-a Unique Opportunity to Support our Parents/Guardians

Posted by Deborah Dubois on 1/29/17

   As they raise their children, the most important responsibility that our Catholic parents/guardians have is that of transmitting the Catholic Faith to them. This can be done well in settings such as the following: that of home schooling, that of providing faith formation for children who attend public ... Read More »

Balancing the Ideal and the Practical in Regard to Safeguarding Human Life

Posted by Deborah Dubois on 1/22/17

   In an ideal world, there would be no need to develop laws that prohibit abortion. Let’s imagine what life would be like in such a world.      As an analogy, we might consider the following. As Catholics, we are asked to observe Holy Days of Obligation. On ... Read More »

Promoting Christian Unity

Posted by Deborah Dubois on 1/15/17

   Many of us have family members, relatives and friends who belong to non-Catholic faith communities. Religious groups that baptize persons with water in the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit are recognized by the Roman Catholic Church as Christian faith communities. ... Read More »

Relating to the Bodies of Our Deceased Loved Ones in a Manner That Honors Them as Persons

Posted by Deborah Dubois on 1/06/17

RELATING TO THE BODIES OF OUR DECEASED LOVED ONES IN A MANNER THAT HONORS THEM AS PERSONS    As most of us are aware, cremation has become more and more commonplace despite the Church’s stated preference for full burial. In addition, when cremation does occur, all too often the cremated ... Read More »

A New Year's Resolution

Posted by Deborah Dubois on 1/06/17

   Many of us want to make a fresh start as we begin another New Year. If we sense that we are on the right track in regard to the development of our lives, we will want to remain on course. Sometimes as we look back, we realize that ... Read More »

Celebrating the Best Christmas Ever

Posted by Deborah Dubois on 1/06/17

   From all that we see and hear, this is supposed to be the happiest time of the year. What more could one wish for than festive decorations, tasty foods, holiday music, gatherings with family and friends, time off from work and from school and other blessings. From all that ... Read More »