Category: Ralph’s Thoughts

God is Love! Or at least I thought so…

Why can’t we all just get along? I know that is a very over-used cliche, but in this case I think it fits. I was reading the “Around the World” section of our Archdiocese newspaper The Progress, and read an…

Mea Culpa, Mea culpa, Mea Maxima Culpa

Right from the start, I want to apologize to all my loyal readers, and to all those who visit the blog site every-once-in-a-while looking for the latest posting. It has been quite awhile since I have added a new post…

A warehouse full of palms, Easter must be around the corner!!!!!

PALM SUNDAY OF THE LORD’S PASSION Great people were often controversial figures during their lifetime. It is history, which can look on from a distance and see things in proper perspective, that rectifies the often limited judgment of contemporaries. Something…

Fasting & Abstinence: What does that really mean?

Here we are, the first Friday of Lent. If you look at any catholic calendar you will probably see a little fish on all the Fridays of Lent, on Ash Wednesday, and on Good Friday. What exactly does that mean,…

Ash Wednesday – Today we begin our Lenten Journey

Today is Ash Wednesday, which is the first day on our spiritual journey of Lent. Time sure flies by, seems like we were just in the Christmas season. I got up a bit earlier this morning so I could make…

Moving from Advent to the Christmas Season

At Evening Prayer tonight, the Universal Catholic Church moves from the Season of Advent (Nov. 28th to Dec. 24th) to the Season of Christmas (Dec. 24th to Jan. 8th). Christmas is not just a commemoration of our Lord’s birth, but…

Merry Christmas!!!!

I want to wish a very “Merry Christmas” to all of our “Kaufer“ customers, friends, family, employees, and readers of this blog. I want to wish you a very blessed Christmas season, and a wonderful New Year. My thoughts and…

We are now in the “O” days!!!!

It surprises me that most Catholics are not aware of the “O” days, as I like to call them. They run from December 17th to December 23rd. What are the “O” days? They are the “O Antiphons” that are used…

Come, Lord Jesus!

Advent is all about patience, joyful anticipation, and reflection about the coming of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Come Lord Jesus!!!! Here is a short reading from tonight’s (Thursday of the second week of Advent) Evening Prayer from the…