Dealing with the Bad Stuff in Our Lives – Finding Redemption

(Context is important. The writer was born Catholic and attended Catholic school in the pre-Vatican II, Baltimore Catechism world, where right from wrong was made very clear, as were the consequences and remedies to sin.) “Amazing grace, how sweet the sound, that saved a wretch like me. I once was lost, but now am found, […]

Today’s Gospel – John 21: 1-19, A Call to Evangelization

In today’s gospel, we hear that Jesus again appeared to His apostles, reinforcing the reality of His overcoming death, while making it clear to Peter of what would be expected of him after Jesus left this world. Of course, the apostles would not come to terms completely with their role in spreading the good news […]

Photo Gallery – Growing Up Catholic

A number of photos from the 1950’s and 60’s with author Joe Herzberg, growing up Catholic in Augusta GA.