Learn the Faith... to Pass on the Faith

02-27-2022(Being) Catholic MattersDavid Lins

A few weeks ago, I was in a home improvement store (that rhymes with "Foam Sleep Show") looking for some outlet covers and I forgot that every solitary time I walk in this place, the staff seem to hide from me before eventually sending out the "new one" who doesn't know where anything is. I searched for another few minutes before leaving and heading to an Ace Hardware (I recieved no free lightbulbs for this plug) where the peope actully walk up to you and know where evrythign is.

I don’t think I’ll go back. I’m not a big fan of asking guidance from someone as clueless as myself.


Give, and Gifts will be Given

02-20-2022(Being) Catholic MattersDavid Lins

Before I dive into this weekend’s readings, I’d like to address something... I’ve had two different people tell me they cut excellence and spiritual growth. For more out this column and send them to family members who live elsewhere. This is very humbling for me—and completely unnecesssary for you.

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Blessed are You...

02-13-2022(Being) Catholic MattersDavid Lins

This Sunday’s readings seem particularly challenging for people who live in Carefree, Cave Creek, or North Scottsdale.

"Blessed are you who are poor, for the kingdom of God is yours."

“Blessed are you who are now hungry, for you will be satisfied.”

“Woe to you who are rich, for you have received your consolation.”


What to do Besides Prayer

02-06-2022(Being) Catholic MattersDavid Lins

It’s funny, I am often asked questions that end with. for children in grades K-8. We focus on academic “Besides prayer, what can I do? ”excellence and spiritual growth. For more information or to take a tour, please contact our There are times when it is about their concerns, like “I have a friend who has left the Faith. Besides prayer, what can I do?"

Other times, they are reaching out to me, as in “I hear your family has Covid. Besides prayer, what can I do?”

I understand this implies prayer is already part of their plan, but I think if we are honest with ourselves, many of us struggle with the feeling that in addition to prayer we actually need to DO SOMETHING... as if prayer isn’t actually doing something tangible.