So Much Has Been Learned, So Much To Be Learned

David Oatney Blog: Life at 25

Some of my confreres in diaconate formation have gotten on me about the lack of entries here at Life At 25, even though I have had good reason. That reason is that I am the primary daytime caregiver for our nine month-old daughter Riley, and I find that I have lots of ideas for writing, but little time in the …

Beginning Experience

David Oatney Blog: Life at 25, Diocese of Knoxville

Each year in the United States, more than 800,000 people suddenly lose a spouse who departs this earthly life, for many of them their best friend. Other people, more than 50% of all marriages in our country, see their marriages end in divorce. These are different kinds of pain, but both bring about grief and an intense feeling of loss. …

Two Lessons In Humility

David Oatney Catholic Blogs, New Evangelization, Priesthood, Vocations, Year of Faith

This priest is Father Erik Richtsteig, a priest of the Diocese of Salt Lake City. I’ve not had the pleasure of a personal meeting with Father Erik, though I’d love to meet him someday. He is pastor at a parish called St. James the Just in Ogden. I was introduced to him and to his exceptional Catholic blogging work by …