What's wrong with you?

What is Wrong With You?

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“What is wrong with you? What is wrong with you guys? What is wrong with you people?” Have you ever heard that said to you? What is wrong with you? Then you ask yourself “What is wrong with me? I don’t know.” It is that sense of condemnation that there is something terribly wrong with […]

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“Come meet a man that told me everything about myself.”

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I am sure I have told some of you this before. Every year, I make an annual eight day retreat. I make it with a wonderful priest in Scranton, Ohio. His name is Msgr. Essef. He is a priest of the Diocese of Scranton. He is also their exorcist. Not only is he their exorcist, […]

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Don't Worry Be Happy

Ukulele Don’t worry be happy!

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The Psalm today speaks of the notion that, “Only in God will my soul be at rest.” The idea is that we are always searching and anxious. It is only in God that we can finally find rest for our souls. We hear that again echoed in The Gospel today. Jesus’ whole notion of “Do […]

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Yes or no everything else is from the evil one

Yes or No, Everything Else is From the Evil One

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There are a couple of wonderful reasons why I do not mind asking for money. First of all, I am asking on behalf of the Bishop and the pastor. I am also asking on behalf of all the poor throughout our diocese. We have 8 counties in our diocese. We just have a wonderful support […]

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Rear Guard Super Bowl Sunday

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I was praying with the readings all week.  Sometimes a word will just stick out to me. There was a word in the First Reading – a phrase that I never really noticed before.  I knew the Reading, but I just never noticed this word before.  The word was “rear-guard.”  The Glory of the Lord […]

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I'm Father Michael J. Denk, a priest of the Catholic Diocese of Cleveland. I am a contributor of content to The Prodigal Father Productions, Inc., a non-profit corporation functioning in accord with the traditions and the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church. The corporation and I are separate, it doesn't speak for me, the parish, or on behalf of the Diocese of Cleveland, and I do not speak for it.