Tagged: July-August 2009

“My Pal Big Al”: The Unique Ministry of Fr. Joe Kempf

Fr. Joe and big AlThe big furry blue creature with a gray face and two prominent tusk-like teeth seems to be an unlikely sidekick to a parish priest who was awarded the prestigious Great Preacher Award by Aquinas Institute of Theology in St. Louis, Missouri, in 2004. But most of the time, wherever Father Joe Kempf preaches, his “ole buddy” Big Al goes too.

The Need to Read: Christian authors who inspire and entertain

There are also many other things that Jesus did;  if every one of them were written down, I suppose that the world itself could not contain the books that would be written. —John 21:25

The last verse of Saint John’s Gospel is rather curious. Surely the events of the life of one man—even the God-Man Jesus—could be contained in a couple of thick volumes. Unless…the story continues?