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Morning Song

Hi all, It’s Saturday morning, cold and rainy here, a day to keep the blinds shut and some kind of light on, the rain steady outside and soaking the ground, and here and there colors of leaves on trees – bright reds and yellows – in a background of grey sky and steady...

Where is God in all this?

Hi all, Some of you may know Richard Rohr, a Franciscan friar who writes about spirituality.  He founded the Center for Action and Contemplation (cac.org) which is based out of Albuquerque, New Mexico, and you can sign up to receive daily emails from the center.  For...

A Personal Note

I would like to speak a word on the horrifying news that has come from Pennsylvania recently about the abuse of minors by priests. Our bishop Luis Rafael Zarama has published a letter in response which can be found here. Pope Francis added his own letter earlier today...

Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

A hot summer day in North Carolina, and the lure of a cool movie theater – what’s playing? A few days ago I went to the Carolina Theater to see a new documentary about Mr. Rogers, “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” Do any of us remember the days of watching PBS on a late...

We Opened Our Doors by Fr. Steve Patti

Many of you heard about the awful tragedy in our church community last week.  The day after the funeral on Monday, I sent the following to our staff: Hi to all, Thank you to everyone who helped serve Ashley Cimino’s funeral, which as you can imagine, was filled with...
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