Welcome to my little website. When I was a newly ordained priest, my first pastor gave me a full page in the parish bulletin to fill each week. He told me he did not care what I wrote about as long as I filled the page. He explained that only 1/3 of the parish would hear me preach on any given Sunday because I celebrated two out of six parish Masses but every parishioner would read the bulletin so this was a way that I could reachout to them and they could get to know me better. After four years in the parish, I was transferred to another parish and as I was leaving many people asked me to send them my weekly bulletin column by e-mail and thus my internet ministry was born.
When I was trying to decide what to write about in my weekly bulletin article, I came across a quote from Archbishop Fulton Sheen that went something like "There are not a hundred people in the world who hate the Catholic Church for what we teach but there are thousands who hate the Catholic Church for what they think we teach." With that quote in mind, I began to choose oen topic a month to explain more indepth the Church's teaching on those issues. From those mustardseeds has blossomed this website filled with infomation about the Catholic faith that I find interesting and informative. I invite you to take your time and explore the different teachings and reflections. I hope above all that these things will ultimately lead you closer to God.
Thank you and God bless,
Fr. Thomas M. Pastorius
This book is designed for Catholics who wish to be better prepared to celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation. The book contains Scripture passages to meditate on and examinations of consciences to help prepare one to better confess his or her sins.