One of the best paths to holiness is by way of the confessional. Going to confession is like whispering in the ear of God and allowing his blood to cleanse us from all sin. A very under appreciated sacrament that was life-changing for me.
The writings of the early Church Fathers let us know that Catholicism was indeed the Old Time Religion. Catholic doctrine is found in the writings of the first and second generations of Christians after the apostles
Pope Benedict was reluctant to be Pope but accepted God's will for him. Before a pope is introduced to the world, they get dressed in a room known as the room of tears. Each pope upon realizing the enormity of what he has taken on begins to weep
Confused and downcast after the crucifixion, the disciples recognize Jesus in the breaking of the bread on the way to Emmaus. While living in Emmaus, Pennsylvania I too discovered Christ in the Eucharist. My eyes were opened....
Mary, the New Eve, untied the knots of disobedience tied by Eve in the garden. This song expresses my appreciation for her role in my life. I don't want to get to heaven and realize I never "blessed her name." "All generations will call me blessed."
An ode to the faith of our brothers and sisters in Haiti. This was written after one of my first trips there in the 1990's. This is a new version with cello and bouzouki accompaniment. Originally released on Acoustic Minstrel 2004.