November 1, 2018

Dear St. Brendanites:

As we said Sunday, “Pittsburgh wakes this morning a new city--changed forever. God, however, has not changed!” The first part above seems undeniable and very real to most of us; the second part may feel a bit “iffy” though. Some may be thinking, “I...

October 10, 2018

In this week's guest post, experienced counselor Bill Dorn, M.Div, CAADC, LPC, shares his thoughts on mental health and spiritual growth.

September 20, 2018

It feels like Summer is starting to come to an end. Labor Day is past, schools have started back, and we even had a very brief taste of cooler weather to come.


Even though I don’t get a summer break (now that I am no longer in school and since I don’t have any kids in...

September 5, 2018

I love a good walk. Always have. You know – get the legs working, the heart pumping, a little sweat above the upper lip and the whole body feels in rhythm. Take that trek through the woods, alone, and the feeling becomes downright spiritual.During my years as a journal...

August 29, 2018

There has been a lot of news recently concerning the abuse crisis in the Roman Catholic Church. And many Brendanites have loved ones who are hurting deeply due to this betrayal, including some within our own pews. In this letter Fr. Regis reminds us that, as members of...

June 28, 2018

In honor of the recent Feast of the Nativity of Saint John the Baptist on June 25, learn a bit more about John the Baptist why he is an important figure in Christian, and other religions, traditions.

June 6, 2018

The season after Pentecost is sometimes called "Ordinary time." But summer at St. Brendan's is anything but ordinary!

May 30, 2018

What do a shamrock, an apple, and a fidget spinner have in common? They can all be used to illustrate the Trinity. Here is a quick roundup of various images, similes, metaphors, and analogies used to illustrate and explain the Trinity.

May 23, 2018

There is a lot to celebrate this week! This past Sunday, we celebrated Pentecost (which is also considered the birthday of the Church) and St. Brendan’s 31st birthday. And the celebration doesn’t stop there, it is also this blog’s one-year blogiversary.

In this guest blog post, Dr. Elizabeth Struthers Malbon shares a post-holy week reflection on anti-Judaism in the Gospels and highlights the importance of understanding the cultural context in which the Gospels were written.

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