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Psalm 19:14 speaks about our words being acceptable or pleasing to God. Let’s think about our words. Not only do we speak words, we also type them and we read them. We use words all the time. When we are using words, what are we saying with them? What impact do our words have on those who hear or...
St. Catherine Catholic Church 203 E. Brown St., Luverne St. Catherine Ph. 283-8502; www.stscl.org Monsignor Gerald Kosse, Pastor Sundays 8:30 a.m. Mass. Public Mass will be celebrated at FULL capacity in the church. Masses: 9 a.m. Wednesdays, 10 a.m. Friday at the nursing homes – check the bulletin...
“And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them.”    Romans 8:28 (NLT) (Adapted from C.H. Spurgeon’s sermon preached in 1857.) All things work together for the Christian’s eternal and spiritual good. And...
A few years ago, our daughter wanted to purchase a car we advised against. “But Dad, it’s a Lexus, and it has new tires,” she said. She did purchase the car and had nothing but problems with it, of course, except for the tires. The vehicle progressively got worse, and she started looking for a new...
(Read Lamentations 3:19-26.) “Patience is a virtue” is a familiar cliché that may be easier said than done, especially during times of illness, uncertainty or suffering. Life’s circumstances are unpredictable. There are good times and not so good times. For human beings, suffering is inevitable....
For God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” made His light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of God’s glory displayed in the face of Christ. (2 Corinth. 4:6) When the author and poet, Robert Louis Stevenson, was 12 years old, he found himself one evening looking...
(Based on a book by Tim Keller titled, “Counterfeit Gods.”)   The three definitions of the word “moral” from Merriam Webster Dictionary are interesting:  1) concerning or relating to what is right and wrong in human behavior. 2) based on what you think is right and good. 3) considered right and...
When you hear the word “work,” what is the first thing that comes to your mind? When I hear the word “work,” positive images pop into my mind. In part I believe that is because I grew up in a home where work was seen as a good thing. It was something I never heard my parents complain about. As I...
St. Catherine Catholic Church 203 E. Brown St., Luverne St. Catherine Ph. 283-8502; www.stscl.org Monsignor Gerald Kosse, Pastor Sundays 8:30 a.m. Mass. Public Mass will be celebrated at FULL capacity in the church. Masses: 9 a.m. Wednesdays, 10 a.m. Friday at the nursing homes – check the bulletin...
“My soul finds rest in God alone. My salvation is from him.”  (Psalm 62:1)   In the 1970s the Florida Department of Tourism ran a series of TV commercials that tried to convince people to make the “Sunshine State” a vacation destination. The commercials depicted people in various everyday scenes of...

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