Shedding the Light

The Holy Spirit is alive and moving in our Church! Why are we facing a crisis of discipleship in the Catholic faith? With Mass attendance and baptisms down, we can see that many Catholics have wandered away from the gift of faith. Could it be that the Church has failed to convince people that we experience more than just a …

Cornerstone of the New Evangelization

Does Jesus really want to be your friend? Father Bart Timmerman reveals his journey from his head-knowledge of Jesus to his heart-to-heart relationship with Him. What is your definition of grace? Does it come from the Catechism only, or have you recognized that grace also encompasses something more deeply personal? Jesus does, indeed, want to be your friend. Are you …

The Crisis of Discipleship

Pope Benedict XVI coined the phrase “crisis of discipleship” to describe a current predicament in the Church. More people are leaving the Church at a younger age than ever before. Father Bart Timmerman talks about how this crisis plays out in his own family and why he is committed to the New Evangelization. St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church in Madison, …