Heroic Models

Screen Shot 2020-04-23 at 9.11.41 AMHere is my new talk on St. Joseph given at a Men’s Conference in March 2020. It is an hour talk on MP3 entitled “Joseph: Manly Man & Chosen Father.”

This talk will give men a whole new image of this rugged saint who in some ways was just an “average Joe.”

“We often see St. Joseph holding flowers in his lotion-soft hands. But this is not the real Joseph, the stonemason and rugged Jew chosen by God to be the legal father of his Son Jesus.

“Though he was a real man struggling with the same things all other men face, he stayed true to the Law and obedience to God. Joseph is the ideal image of the strong silent type, righteous and true.

“Walk a day in the sandals of St. Joseph and see the kind of man and father we should be.” 

My lively “St. Joseph Show” on Relevant Radio HERE.


Missionary Catholic bishop who toiled in the heart of Islam dies on Easter Sunday


Aid to the Church in Need. John Pontifex-ACN | Apr 20, 2020

Bishop Camillo Ballin wore his cassock and cross even in parts of the Persian Gulf where symbols of Christian faith are not welcome or banned.

Abishop who died on Easter Sunday after a lifetime of ministry in some of the most difficult places in which to be a Christian, has been praised for his “courageous and dynamic apostolate in the heart of Islam.”Comboni Missionary Bishop Camillo Ballin, who died on April 12 at age 75 after a long illness, ministered across the Middle East before being appointed the first ever Apostolic Vicar of Northern Arabia, covering Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar and Saudi Arabia.

Paying tribute to the bishop, Father Andrzej Halemba, Middle East projects coordinator for Aid to the Church in Need (ACN), said: “His was a very courageous and dynamic apostolate in the heart of Islam.”

For the whole article, click HERE.