It is a trap, cleverly set for Jesus. If Jesus says “Yes, pay your taxes” he alienates his base. If he says “No, refuse to pay Caesar’s tax” he incites the Romans…
Worship and Sacraments Commission
This commission works to ensure that the Eucharist permeates all activities of the parish by increasing participation at Mass, connecting liturgies to the works of mercy and outreach of the parish, and facilitating a more coordinated use of homilies and catechesis to reinforce teaching. The commission also assists in preparing parishioners for the sacraments and promotes Eucharistic Adoration. Commission Chair: Carol Craft, 314-842-2626 or send an email.
It is October in St. Louis, and sadly, for Cardinals fans, it is not a red October. We are not in the playoffs.
When my nephews were young children, I watched an interesting interplay at a family gathering.
My good friend from my grad school years, Mary, did some volunteer work in Houston after graduation, and there met and then married a man named Sam Clark from Longview, Texas.
It is a strange story, today’s gospel. Like many of Jesus’ stories, there are levels at which you can read them.
It never feels like you are losing your life in those moments, does it? It never feels like a choice against Jesus or against God or the Holy Spirit.
If you have ever been to a gathering where you don’t know too many people, then you know how important a good introduction is.
It was hard to watch the news this week, wasn’t it? To see the terrible events unfolding in Charlottesville, Virginia? The white supremacists and Neo-Nazi’s chanting…
If humor among the disciples is anything like humor at the seminary, than I can easily imagine the 11 apostle’s teasing Simon about his nickname “Petrus” – rock, because of this story.
If you’ve ever done some serious backpacking in the mountains, then perhaps you know this difficult truth. It is tougher coming down the mountains than going up.