Amos was an unlikely candidate for God’s service. So were the Apostles. So are you…..

Amos was not a “professional.” He had no formal theological training—“nor have I belonged to a company of prophets.” The “company of prophets” were groups—often called “the sons of the prophets”—that probably copied, studied, and preserved sacred texts, and fostered prayer and the development of prophetic gifts…

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The faith of the huntsman: homily for the funeral of Gary Wenzel

Last Saturday morning, my brother-in-law, Gary Wenzel, died suddenly after suffering a heart attack. He was 67. Gary was not Catholic, but he and my sister were married in a small country Catholic church—St. Michael’s, in Poplar Springs, Maryland — 29 years ago. My sister has been a parishioner there for many years, and so […]

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