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Bridgetown Pastoral Region Young Adult Ministry

"Be fully mature, equipped for every good work." (2 Timothy 3:17)
St. Jude the Apostle Parish St. Aloysius Gonzaga Parish

Thursday, September 10, 2015

voice recital

Kyle Heinrich is a young adult, whose family has grown up at St. Jude.  He is currently studying music performance or music education at Northern Kentucky University.  As part of his program, he is required to give a recital.
We are pleased and excited that his vocal performance recital will be here at St. Jude church!

Please make an effort to be with us on Sunday, September 20 at 7pm, so that we can share in Kyle's passion for music.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Away at conference

I have been unable to provide many updates.  I was away last week at a conference, "Welcoming and Accepting our Brothers and Sisters with Same-sex Attraction."  It was sponsored by Courage apostolate.

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Beginnings...Evolution? - part 1

Two disclaimers:
1)  I have been somewhat removed from the scientific community in the recent past.  I apologize for knowledge deficits that may arise from this.
2)  This post makes many distinctions, which may be tedious for some readers, but should be helpful to genuine inquirers.  The distinctions are necessary to give adequate treatment to the subject and attempt to be fair to all parties involved.

Evolution refers to a process by which more complex systems arise from less complex parts or systems over a period of time.  With regard to origins - What do I come from? - it means that all complex or advanced species came from less advanced species.  Any particular theory of evolution must answer further questions: How does change come about?  What drives these changes?  Is it guided or blind chance?  Different answers to these fundamental questions give rise to different theories of evolution.  The Catholic Church does not outright object to all theories of evolution; although, the Catholic faith would necessarily reject some particular theories of evolution based on the answers to the further questions noted above. 

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Where do we come from?

   I'm a big fan of The Bourne Identity.  Yes, it has wicked cool action scenes.  If I'm honest, part of it is an allure for near superhuman abilities - whether it's speaking languages, fighting skills, or split-second escape planning.  What I find most compelling, however, is the quest for identity: "Who am I?" is a burning question the entire movie.  Bourne can't make sense of his abilities, he can't find meaning, until he knows who he is.
   Jason Bourne isn't the only one who is searching for meaning.  We all make decisions every day beginning with the decision to get out of bed or not.  We want to have a certain thread or threads that tie our many decisions together; that's what it means to be a person of character.  Those threads speak to our identity.  In turn it reveals the meaning and significance of our actions.
   For the remainder of this post I call attention to three aspects of the Judeo-Christian answer to "Where do I come from?"