• Tuesday 18, March 2014
  • Posted by: Brian Honsberger

Knowing God is Better than Winning the Lottery

The current lotto jackpot is over 400 million dollars. When hearing a lottery number that large, most people immediately think of what they would do with so much money, which usually includes some mixture of helping themselves and then others. It’s hard to comprehend a number that large, but it’s important to remember that it’s a finiteRead More

  • Tuesday 21, January 2014
  • Posted by: Brian Honsberger

Does God Care About Who Wins the Super Bowl?

Have you ever seen a football player score a touchdown and then kneel in prayer or point to heaven and thank God? Each football team has a few of these guys. Fans often find it annoying, thinking that the player is thanking God for favoring him and his team over the other team. I thinkRead More

  • Monday 07, October 2013
  • Posted by: Brian Honsberger

Rules or Relationship: Which comes first?

Dear friends, The media has given Pope Francis a microphone, and the central message coming from the Vatican is this: Relationship first, rules second. Many Christians prefer to force their moral values on the people around them, but these efforts are almost always ineffective. Think of a couple on a first date. If the first topicRead More

  • Monday 29, July 2013
  • Posted by: Brian Honsberger

Summer Challenge: Make Morning Prayer a Habit

Doctors say that breakfast is the most important meal, but most of us forget to get our “daily bread” until it’s time to go to bed. Waking up earlier is not fun, but by now you probably know that the sacrifice is worth it. There’s a month left of summer break, and it takes about thirty days to establish a habit,Read More

  • Sunday 14, July 2013
  • Posted by: Ginger Kamenitzer


  ONLINE FOOD DRIVE – JULY 1ST-31ST, 2013    The Young Adult community of St Paul Inside the Walls has teamed up with YouGiveGoods to run an Online Food Drive in support of Catholic Charities, to help meet the tremendous need for donations to the food pantries in the Paterson Diocese this summer.     Help us reach ourRead More

  • Wednesday 26, June 2013
  • Posted by: pmanning

Who Defines Marriage?

I found Cardinal Dolan’s and Archbishop Cordileone’s statement on behalf of the U.S. Catholic Bishop’s compelling today.  “The preservation of liberty and justice requires that all laws, federal and state, respect the truth, including the truth about marriage. . .  The common good of all, especially our children, depends upon a society that strives toRead More

  • Monday 20, May 2013
  • Posted by: Brian Honsberger

Anna Karenina Movie Review

“Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.” -Leo Tolstoy You may or may not agree with this statement now, but after reading Anna Karenina most people agree, and also realize that’s it’s Tolstoy’s thesis for the book. As usual, the movie did not do justice to the book.Read More

  • Friday 10, May 2013
  • Posted by: pmanning

Honor, Reveal, Challenge

St. Paul’s address to the Athenians in Acts 17: 22-31 models an evangelical and catechetical approach worth emulating.  The Apostle was a pious and observant Jew; additionally, he was a Roman citizen raised in the cosmopolitan city of Tarsus, a cultural and literary center and a “university” town.  So Paul knew how to address notRead More

  • Tuesday 23, April 2013
  • Posted by: pmanning

Certainty and Sensitivity

I found myself marvelling this week at the Apostle Peter’s willingness to welcome Gentiles into the Church.  For a Jew like Peter, it must have been unthinkable, initially, that the Messiah of Israel would suffer, die and rise for those who did not yet recognize and worship his Father, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. Read More

  • Monday 08, April 2013
  • Posted by: pmanning

The Mercy of Easter

This past week I found myself thinking about the fear that the disciples must have been feeling after the Crucifixion.  John mentions that they locked themselves in the upper room out of fear for the opponents and adversaries of Jesus, but I imagine they must have been fearing more than that.  Mary Magdalene had toldRead More