EVENT – “Making Ethical Decisions at the End of Life”

On Wednesday March 7th, Saint John Paul II will continue its Lenten Series on the Hikes Point Campus with the Stations of the Cross at 11am, followed by a free light Lenten Luncheon in the cafeteria. At approximately 12:10 Mike  Ahrens will present a program on “Making Ethical Decisions at the End of Life: How … Continue reading EVENT – “Making Ethical Decisions at the End of Life”


Love Saves Lives . . . March For Life 2018

by Ed Harpring "You may not see the impact of your love, but God sees it. The love in your hearts is totally unique to you . . . and your love saves lives" Sr. Bethany Madonna‘s stirring heartfelt speech to a crowd of over 500,00 epitomized the theme of "Love Save Lives" at the … Continue reading Love Saves Lives . . . March For Life 2018

Expressions Of Affection

by Martine Bacci-Siegel February is the month of love.  It isn’t just about cards, flowers and chocolate.  Recent national studies affirm the importance of love and caring in families. Research shows that expressions of affection toward children reduce problem behaviors and enhance children's development. Love is the single most important principle of parenting.  If children … Continue reading Expressions Of Affection

“What Is Marriage Anyway?”

by Deacon Stephen Bowling As I travel around the Archdiocese training married couples in our new “Companion Couple” marriage preparation program Joined By Grace, I find myself constantly reflecting on the joys and virtues of marriage, especially as the dozens upon dozens of couples I have worked with so far share their stories with me.  … Continue reading “What Is Marriage Anyway?”

“It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year . . .”

by Deacon Stephen Bowling Have you heard yet this year that song which always seems to be everywhere during the Christmas season? Andy Williams’ recording of “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year” was released in October 1963 (just before John F. Kennedy’s assassination) and has been trying to bring hope and happiness to … Continue reading “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year . . .”

“Gratitude And Giving Thanks . . .”

by Martine Bacci-Siegel I wish to give thanks to you, Lord, with all of my heart; I will tell of your wonderful deeds. – Psalm 9:1 It is our human nature to dwell on the negative. This tendency is called the “negativity bias,” or the propensity to focus on problems, annoyances, and injustices in our … Continue reading “Gratitude And Giving Thanks . . .”

Gratitude Is All In The Attitude . . .

by Deacon Stephen Bowling Well, it’s November and you know what that means . . . more pumpkin spice stuff than you can shake a stick at (yuck) and enough articles about the “virtue of thankfulness” to fill the Grand Canyon. Just because we celebrate a great holiday about gratitude on the fourth Thursday of … Continue reading Gratitude Is All In The Attitude . . .

Living Life To Its Natural End . . . Who Decides?

by Ed Harpring “To end a person’s suffering seems a mercy. And does the exact time of death really matter that much?” This candid reflection by Suzanne Marshall caught my attention as I read her account of her mother’s lengthy and painful death. On the surface, it seems merciful to want to end the suffering … Continue reading Living Life To Its Natural End . . . Who Decides?