Entries by Father Scott

Miracles Happen

I am not one to use the word “miracle” lightly, but I want to tell you about what happened on the morning of April 29th that seemed like a miracle. For the ninth year in a row, we held a run/walk to support the Anna Seethaler Hospital in Oaxaca, Mexico. It is called the Ole […]

All In

We have just celebrated Easter. This year when I preached, I called Easter: “All In Sunday.” Allow me to explain. I was about seven-years-old when my family got our first TV. There were not a lot of programs on then. My two brothers and I loved the Cowboy Shows. Gene Audrey, Roy Rogers, Hop-a-long Cassidy were […]

Return to God with All Your heart

Dear Friends: For forty-seven years of priesthood I have been preaching during Lent. This Lent I have a full schedule of preaching. I have found when preaching, people don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care. I believe that this is true in our relationship with God. To appreciate all […]

Lent 2017

For most people, the emphasis of Lent is about giving up. They are encouraged to give up something they like. People are told that they must fast and abstain. The Church urges them to give up a pattern of sin in their lives by making a good confession and a firm purpose of amendment. Although […]

Principles of Positive Thinking

I begin this blog by quoting something that St. Paul wrote in his letter to the Philippians: “Fill your minds with everything that is true, everything that is good, noble and holy.”  He also wrote in Philippians: “Have that mind in you that was in Christ Jesus.” Our minds have great power over us. One […]

The God Problem, Part II

Christians, in defense of their faith and their country, find themselves battling the forces of evil with one arm tied behind their back. What I mean is that our faith does not allow us to use the same tactics that our opponents use. Here is a list of the things that Jesus would never want […]

The God Problem

Perhaps you have heard the phrase: “The elephant on the room”.  It refers to an issue that people don’t want to deal with, but if they don’t, they will never reach the right conclusion or have peace in their lives.  “The God problem” is the modern day “elephant in the room” for our country and […]

Secret to a Healthy New Year

During the week between Christmas and the New Year, nutritionists, psychologists, social workers, athletic trainers and talk show hosts give their suggestions on how to have a healthy New Year. Although I appreciate all their ideas, the ones that really speak to me come from Saint Pope John XXIII. I hope you find them helpful. […]

DO NOT LET THE “NAY-SAYERS” STEAL YOUR MERRY CHRISTMAS!

It’s not like there isn’t already enough stress around Christmas but we also have to deal with the Politically Correct Police or the atheists who challenge our right to celebrate Christmas in public. Each year there are more and more reports of how the atheists and their allies want to take away our religious freedom. […]

Never Give Up

Sometimes our dreams are squashed by people telling us that we will never achieve them. They say things like: “You should wake up and realize your limitations.” “You are not smart enough.” “You are bothering people and you should stay in your social or economic class.” I share these thoughts with you as an introduction […]