15th Sunday: The Good Samaritan

There are a number of stories about people who helped others and who were greatly rewarded as a result. Most of us are familiar with the story of The Beauty and the Beast, where a wicked witch curses a handsome prince and changes him into an ugly monster. He remains that way until a princess … [Read more…]

14th Sunday: Boasting in the Cross

“May I never boast save in the Cross of our Lord Jesus Christ.”  This is quite a change.  Saint Paul is speaking positively about boasting. I thought boasting was bad.  I thought we were never supposed to boast.  Is there ever a time when boasting is OK, even good? Well, boasting is certainly bad when … [Read more…]

13th Sunday: What is True Freedom?

Throughout our lives, we often imagine a time when we will be free to do whatever we want.  When we were little, we viewed each stage of school as a step towards greater freedom. We thought a driver’s license, we would give us the freedom until we realized the cost of insurance and gas.  When … [Read more…]

2019 Steubenville Forms

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Trinity Sunday

From the very beginning of our lives as Christians, we are sealed in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Without it, a baptism doesn’t take place. It signifies the extraordinary importance the Church places on this singular belief, this one great dogma: one God, in three Persons. That is … [Read more…]

The Do’s and Don’ts of Cremation

You surely have noted how many are being cremated these days (something the Church has previously wavered about but now fully accepts), and how many, mainly outside of Catholicism, are having their ashes scattered in various and sundry imaginative places. The Church tells us we can’t simply scatter “cremains,” admonishing us to find a particularly … [Read more…]