Prayer for today

A new feature for this space is going to be the ‘Prayer for today’.  I always start my morning with prayer and sometimes I have a prayer thought that seems worth repeating.  So, when that happens, I’ll post it here.  Hopefully that will be 2 to 3 times a week.

Today’s prayer:

Christ, I am deeply sorry for the pain I have caused you through my sins, and for the pain I have caused others.  I have dedicated my life to serving you and I have at times failed to live up to that promise.  Help me to make amends for my failures by bringing your joy and love to the world, to my family, friends and all those I meet, in greater measure than the pain I have caused to you and your creation.

In Jesus’ name.  Amen.

Faithful Questions – Is there a conflict between Faith and Science? – RAW

Last nights topic was ‘Is there a conflict between Faith and Science?’  It was attended by 40-50 people and overall it went pretty well.  Sadly, the better of my two phones that were recording video had a cap of 30 minutes and so only caught about 25 minutes of the presentation.  Luckily I have full audio of me, so I’ll still be able to put together the summary video in the days to come.  It will just be slides and audio after I lost the video.

In the meantime, here is a link to the slides:

The raw audio is at the top of the post.

Faithful Questions kickoff

Last night at my parish I started a lecture/seminar series titled ‘Faithful Questions’.  Each month I’ll talk about a new question that average Catholics have about their faith.  Many Catholics believe in the faith, generally accept the Church’s teaching as correct (even if they struggle with them), but at the same time, don’t know as much about what the Church teaches as they’d like.  They lead busy lives and educating themselves on Church teaching isn’t the highest priority.  Often the result is they have many misconceptions about Church teaching.

My goal is to help Catholics like this better learn about their faith.

Expect to see at least two posts for each month.  The first will be a raw posting of audio and the slides.  A few days (OK, maybe it’ll be a week or two) later, I’ll post a link to a YouTube video that combines the slides, video of me pacing back and forth (gripping stuff I’m sure) and the audio.