The Needle’s Eye

David Oatney Blog: Life at 25

As the old year of 2014 ended and 2015 was about to begin, the Holy See issued its annual report, which showed that the number of Catholics world-wide continues to grow, and that growth is evident across all continents. However, within the numbers there appears another notable trend, and that is that a vast majority of the growth in the …

Blessed Are the Peacemakers

David Oatney Blog: Life at 25, Pope Francis

Pope Francis asked that pilgrims assembled in St. Peter’s Square for the Sunday Angelus yesterday take a few moments and pray for peace in the Holy Land, a place where there seems to be no peace to be had, merely a whole lot of suffering for a lot of people on all sides, who in turn blame the other side …

Keeping Our Hearts Close to God

Deacon Scott Maentz Catechism, Year of Faith

This past weekend, I challenged my parish to enter into the year of faith by embracing the four pillars of the faith that are presented in the Catechism of the Catholic Church. These four areas are excellent ways to enter into the upcoming Year of Faith. To listen to my homily, click here.