Mission to California- the history of the Mission Play

by Jennifer Wing Atencio As Catholics, the work of reconciliation is what we embrace,” notes Claretian Father Bruce Wellems, pastor of San Gabriel Mission. “It is good to forgive and to acknowledge, yet the majority of our energy has to go to reconciliation. That is what is important.” “The Mission Play, 2013” — a production…

Pursuing Peace Relentlessly: The Matthew 18 principle

“Nothing about the Gospel of Jesus Christ is convenient.”
The words of our Lord Jesus, as recorded in the four gospels, challenge us in more ways than I can count. And, continue to challenge us throughout our faith journey as His disciples. I would like to talk about just one – how to reconcile the Jesus way.

Dennis Church: Called to Christ’s Church

Matthew Kelly reminds us to never underestimate the importance of stories. “Stories have a remarkable ability to cut through the clutter and confusion and bring clarity to our hearts and minds. Stories remind us of our hopes, values, and dreams. They sneak beyond the barriers of our prejudices to soften our hearts to receive the truth.”…

About Jennifer Wing Atencio

Jennifer Wing Atencio is a native Southern Californian. Jennifer grew up as a baptized Lutheran, finding evangelical Christianity at age ten after her parents’ divorce by attending Vacation Bible School.  She prayed her family members into active lives in Christ. As an adult, her graduate studies led her to a scholarly journey of discovery about…

Defending Infant Baptism – a Confirmation by Fire!

“While reading with her the supporting verses for infant baptism, I was thinking about my Non-Catholic, Christian friends, and I wondered if they would know about these particular scripture verses. I don’t know if just reading verses would convince them of the validity of infant baptism. Their denomination would tell them how to interpret the scripture. But, I think it is important for them to know that scripture is not silent on it. “