Catholic Courier

Posted: July 27, 2010

Last Updated: June 21, 2016

To Have and To Hold

For many years, Belinda Brasley, M.Div., and Deacon John Brasley, M.Div., have been sharing their passion with couples and families, taking an honest look at the ups and downs of family faith, parental hope and married love.

June 9, 2016
Finding what is lost
Finding what is lost

On June 13 the church celebrates the memorial of St. Anthony of Padua.

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By Deacon John Brasley
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March 31, 2016
Divine Mercy Sunday
Divine Mercy Sunday

Divine Mercy Sunday is celebrated each year on the Sunday after Easter. It’s based on the devotion to the Divine Mercy originated by St. Faustina Kowalska.

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By Deacon John Brasley
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March 16, 2016
St. Joseph the refugee
St. Joseph the refugee

In the midst of the Lenten season, the church commemorates the Solemnity of St. Joseph on March 19. The day is sometimes overshadowed by the nearby memorial of St. Patrick on March 17.

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By Deacon John Brasley
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February 9, 2016
Rediscovering each other anew
Rediscovering each other anew

Valentine’s Day is almost here and I want to do something special for my Valentine this year. John and I have been married for a long time and have had all manner of Valentine’s Days.

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By Belinda Brasley
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August 14, 2014
Full of grace
Full of grace

For many years, our family has been blessed to have had the opportunity each summer to enrich our relationship with God, with each other and with other Catholic families by participating in a week of Catholic Family Camp.

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By Deacon John Brasley
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July 8, 2014
Islands of faith

In the early church, several stories in the Acts of the Apostles tell us that entire families and households found salvation in Jesus Christ.

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By Deacon John Brasley
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January 3, 2014
What's wrong with Epiphany

The Feast of the Epiphany is often depicted as the time when the Three Kings arrived to visit Jesus on the day of his birth, but much of this depiction is wrong.

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By Deacon John Brasley
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June 13, 2013
Lesson in generosity

My parish youth group had a clothing drive last weekend.

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By Belinda Brasley
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June 7, 2013
Three simple marriage brighteners

We have been very busy lately. John and I have not had much time alone together.

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By Belinda Brasley
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May 31, 2013
The Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

May 31 holds special significance for me.

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By Deacon John Brasley
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