March 31, 2012

Is Suffering Evil?

Last Monday while I was in the adoration chapel, a former client of mine, Mary Grace Schneider, arrived for one of her weekly holy hours.  I noticed that there was something different about her, but it didn’t register in my brain until she asked me to pray for her.  That’s when I realized what was different.  She had walked into the chapel without a brace or other walking device, something she had not been able to do for several years.

April 16, 2011

Penalty, Punishment & Death

Earlier this year a prison inmate confessed to killing a female correctional officer inside the chapel of a prison in the state of Washington.  At the time of the killing, the inmate, Byron Scherf, was serving a life sentence as a “three-strikes” offender for prior rape convictions. 

April 9, 2011

A Catholic Family – 1951-2011

Last Saturday (April 2nd) my parents, Carl and Kathryn Williams, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary.  My sister and her husband, Colleen and Bill Brannon, organized a Mass and party for them.  The people in attendance at the party were my parents, their children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, and some of their friends and relatives.