Pastor Notes #9

[The following is a letter I wrote to a forty-something parishioner who had been raised in a nominal Roman Catholic home and had given her life to Christ while she was in college.  This letter was written on the occasion of her nominally Catholic mother’s death.  As you will also see, the circumstances of my … Continue reading

Pastor Notes #7

[From a pastor’s notebook; the names and places have been changed to protect identities.] He is in the ICU at the local hospital.  His heart is failing.  He has a pacemaker, but it is not much help since the muscles of his heart are very weak.  Why?  I don’t know. Before I went up to … Continue reading