Tag: St. Peter’s Catholic Church

Jul 2021

Are you a shepherd or are you a sheep?  We have seen, heard, and perhaps we have learned that Jesus is the Good Shepherd.  “I am the good shepherd. A good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep. A hired man, who is not a shepherd and whose sheep are not his own, sees a wolf coming and leaves the sheep and runs away, and the wolf catches and scatters them. This is because he works for pay and has no concern for the sheep. I am the good shepherd, and......

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July 13, 2021


What is the biggest things that shepherds that mislead do? They lie, they don’t speak the truth, they don’t follow Christ. Jesus told Pontius Pilate His life purpose and mission: “For this I was born...

July 02, 2021


This is my last ‘From the Pastor’s Desk’ as Pastor of St. Peter’s in The Dalles. Last Sunday was the farewell party and I was touched by the expressions of gratitude that I received, expressions...

May 14, 2021

Natural Virtue

Last Sunday I presented the teaching of the Catechism of the Catholic Church on the subject of the grace of justification, which is effectively another name for sanctifying grace. (cf. CCC 1266) Sanctifying grace is...