October 2018 archive of From the Pastor's Desk

October 2018 archive of From the Pastor's Desk

Science, Faith, and Stephen Hawking

Posted by Laura Kosta on 10/25/18

Perhaps you’ve seen that bit of philosophical humor. “God is dead.” – F.W. Nietzsche; “Nietzsche is dead.” – God. God always gets the last laugh, but his publicity is decidedly understated.

This week, the greatest scientist of the last half of the 20th century had his final book published. ... Read More »

Putting the Beyond Sunday Fund to Good Use

Posted by Laura Kosta on 10/18/18

The Archdiocese has asked us to report to you on our distributions from the Beyond Sunday Campaign funds.

You may remember that this campaign ran three years ago and raised funds to provide scholarships for Catholic education in the parochial schools of the Archdiocese. Parishes also shared in the ... Read More »

The Impact of a Life

Posted by Laura Kosta on 10/11/18

Two weeks ago, we were listening to the Book of Job during our morning Masses. Job was blessed with riches, a large family, and good health. Quite suddenly, he lost all his children and grandchildren in a natural disaster, and his health, too, began to fail. He quite naturally ... Read More »

Taking Responsibility for God's Creatures

Posted by Laura Kosta on 10/04/18

Amid all the brouhaha over Judge Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearing and finally making trade peace with Mexico and Canada, another piece of news failed to get the attention it deserves. The news item simply states that a study by the Trump Administration (it doesn’t say who or what office therein) ... Read More »

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