Life Series – Presented by the Coalition for Life of Iowa

Contrary to public perception, the Catholic Church has led to advances in reproductive health that surpasses what most doctors offer. Learn about health options that could help you! The Coalition for Life of Iowa presents the latest LIFE SERIES. This will be an evening with important information for anyone concerned with making informed choices for…

I Haven’t Got Time For The Pain

By Jason Hartwig Does anyone remember this jingle & slogan from the “Medipren” commercials in the 1980’s? If you don’t remember, its okay I had to look it up. Medipren was an ibuprofen product made by Tylenol. You can find a series of commercials on YouTube, all with the same theme and imagery. People on-the-go…

Visit CEO at Catholic Men’s Conference

Men’s Conference – Sat., Mar. 21 – Xavier High School Archbishop Michael Jackels will be the keynote speaker at the 19th Annual Men’s Conference this Saturday. Breakout sessions include: “Oh, Come Let Us Adore Him” by Fr. Jerry Kopaceky “Discerning Your Vocation” by Fr. Mark Murphy “Parishes Moving from Excuses to Amazing!!!” by Deacon Frank…

Satan vs. God

By Pete Mathison I believe all of us will agree Satan lost to GOD and always will.  So why do we allow Satan to win in our lives when we know that GOD can and will give us the strength, courage, help, support to Win over Satan if we go to HIM? The easy answer…

Parents: Lecture Opportunity with Sarah Swafford

Xavier High School will welcome national speaker, Sarah Swafford, founder of Emotional Virtue Ministries, for two presentations on March 17 & 18, 2015. Both presentations are free and open to the public — the March 17 presentation is for adults only. “Looking From the Outside In” March 17, 2015 | 6:30 p.m. | Auditorium | Xavier…

Lenten Reflection

Are we fasting for ourselves, or to be closer to Jesus this Lent? By Pete Mathison Why do we fast? Why do we give up something for the 40 days of lent? Have you ever thought to give up anger or resentment? Or to give up Lust? Do we do it for ourselves or do…

Near death experience changes CR man’s life

“…More will be demanded of the person entrusted with more…” Luke 12:48 By Gene Tang In February 1987 I traveled to the Colorado Rockies to ski and compete in amateur NASTAR races with a number of friends, having left my 12 year old son in the care of my sister.  We arrived at Copper Mountain…

Gospel Reflection

To whom much is Given, much is Required by Pete Mathison Today’s Gospel from Luke, 12:48, “to whomever much is given much will be required”.  At Mass today Fr Flaherty stated that Jesus is now beginning to get very pointed to each of us on what HE expects. We as Americans have been given so…

Priest shares his Witness story

We are all called to Witness about Jesus Christ   Father Craig Vasek is a priest at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Hallock, MN.  He wants all souls to be saved and come to the knowledge of truth.  He wants all people to be filled with the Holy Spirit.  He wants all to enter into…

One Man’s Reflection on CEO

A Breath of Fresh Air By Dr. Glenn Janus, Emeritus Professor of History, Coe College In a conversation with a member of the Catholic Evangelization Outreach (CEO) Team back in 2012, I was asked what I thought of CEO.  I responded that I believe that “CEO is a most welcome, refreshing and gentle breath of fresh…