A Reflection On the Annunciation

David Oatney Blog: Life at 25

As I said in a previous post on Ash Wednesday, the lives of both my wife and myself were, from the beginning of this Lent and before, destined for change and radical reform because our new daughter would be coming into the world before the end of Lent. Riley Amelia has arrived, and even now, it is clear that our …

I believe in one God….

Deacon Scott Maentz Catechism, Year of Faith

Though I’ve never officially met him, I’ve often quoted Fr. Cyprian Davis, a monk of St. Meinrad Abbey in Indiana who once said, “You can’t change the Creed because there is blood on the Creed.”  Christians throughout the world agree that there are certain beliefs to which we hold firm. There are truths engraved upon our hearts that cannot and …

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.