Columnists/Deacon Jim & Ann Cavera
Updated: February 1st, 2016
Armed in the desert
DEACON JIM & ANN CAVERA
Monday, 01 February 2016
During Lent some years ago, we had an opportunity to spend a few days at St. Meinrad Archabbey. St. Meinrad is a stronghold of prayer and an anchor of faith in the foothills of Southern Indiana. There could have been no better time or place to be the week before Lent began. We were with a group of ...
DEACON JIM & ANN CAVERA
Sunday, 03 January 2016
A line in Isaiah chapter 43 always catches our attention. Here the Lord said: “Your sins I remember no more.” The magnitude of this statement is immeasurable when you consider it in human terms. God teaches us that there are some things ...
DEACON JIM & ANN CAVERA
Monday, 24 August 2015
What kind of stuff do you keep? For me, it’s anything hand written. I’ve been going through a jam-packed closet and what I’ve realized is that I can’t throw away cards, notes or letters from our children, grandchildren or other relatives and ...
DEACON JIM & ANN CAVERA
Sunday, 26 July 2015
At the end of summer, a number of years ago, a young woman came to the parish seeking a little money for food and bills. At age 26, she had taken on the care of her 15- and 9-year-old sisters after their mother died the year before. She also had two ...
DEACON JIM & ANN CAVERA
Saturday, 20 June 2015
According to a survey by Trinity College in Hartford, Conn., the number of Americans claiming to practice no formal religion went from 8 percent in 1990 to 15 percent in 2009. Our guess is that the number may be even higher today. Outranked in n...
DEACON JIM & ANN CAVERA
Thursday, 04 June 2015
Graffiti isn’t hard to find. We see it on the boxcars that roll through our countryside. Names and slogans are often plastered on highway overpasses and scrawled on the sides of city buildings. It ...
DEACON JIM & ANN CAVERA
Friday, 03 April 2015
Lately we’ve noticed thoughts about how old we are pop up more and more often. We were watching “Antiques Road Show” one night when we realized we are now older than some of the antiques people ...
DEACON JIM & ANN CAVERA
Friday, 06 March 2015
A friend once said, “Now I am the one holding the coats.” She explained that in her younger years she was always the first one running to ride the amusement park roller coasters. Now, she stands b...
DEACON JIM & ANN CAVERA
Friday, 06 February 2015
Some wit once said that 80 percent of all statistics are made up. With that in mind we’d like to guess that 75 percent of what we do every day is based on habits we’ve formed over many years. By n...
DEACON JIM & ANN CAVERA
Friday, 02 January 2015
Our days look quite ordinary. Our grandchildren are coming and going. It often seems they grow inches in the space of a few weeks. With a new year, another chapter begins and we seldom stop to think w...