Tag: Sunday

Oct 2021

“Good teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?” (Mk 10:17b) What is eternal, and what is not eternal? What we see with our eyes is not eternal? What we touch with our hands and taste with our tongues is not eternal. What we smell is not eternal. Some of what we hear is eternal if we hear the Word of God. Who is eternal? God is eternal, and whoever hears the Word of God. “Amen, amen, I say to you, whoever hears my word and believes in the one who......

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October 01, 2021

October 3rd 2021

In the Gospel reading, last Sunday (Mk 9:38-43, 47-48)  Jesus told His disciples not to prevent someone who drove out demons in His name.  In the letter to the Philippians, St Paul presents a Christian...

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...