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Today we celebrate the Feast of the Holy Family. This year the Gospel for today is the finding of the child Jesus in the temple (Luke 2:41-52). In other years, it is the flight of the Holy Family to Egypt (Matthew 2:13-23) or the presentation of Jesus in the Temple (Luke 2:22-40). Is your family ...read more
Christmas is such a stressful time. All our stresses are multiplied. We have to worry about guests and presents and food… And so I love going for a walk in the woods. It’s so quiet and peaceful. Might be a little cold, but it’s so comforting. That’s also one of the reasons why I love ...read more
Bad things happen: war, persecution. People are displaced, and they have to wait for things to get better. But this is not forever. There is hope. ...read more
Deacon Pedro continues his exploration of doctrine vs. dogma by looking more closely at Catholic teaching on cremation and burial after suicide. ...read more
Read Deacon Pedro's second blog Deacon-structing Doctrine: The List and learn more about Doctrine Vs Dogma. Tune in weekly! ...read more
What is the difference between Doctrine and Dogma? What is infallible teaching and what is teaching that can be reformed? Read and find out. ...read more
Deacon Pedro discusses the high-profile case of Asia Bibi, a Pakistani Catholic woman who had been condemned to death for blasphemy. ...read more
Deacon Pedro wraps up this series on the Mass by taking a brief look at how all these parts came together to become the Mass that we know today. ...read more
This week Deacon Pedro explores the Concluding Rites of the Mass, which include the final blessing and the dismissal. ...read more
Communion on the hand or the tongue? Kneeling or standing? Deacon Pedro addresses these and more issues in this 11th part of his series on the Mass. ...read more