Fr. Joe


  • Be Reconciled – Raised Catholic Podcast episode 68

    Be Reconciled – Raised Catholic Podcast episode 68

    The following is a transcript of a Raised Catholic Podcast episode. To listen to the episode, click here. Today is episode 68: Be Reconciled Well, hello friends.  As we take this turn into the last bit of Lent toward Holy Week, many of us are thinking about the practice of the Sacrament of Reconciliation, or what […]


  • Holy Places – Raised Catholic episode 34

    Holy Places – Raised Catholic episode 34

    The following is a transcript from the Raised Catholic podcast. To listen to the podcast, click here. Today is episode 34: Holy Places Well, hello, friends. As we hear in the Psalms, the Book of Jeremiah, and lots of other places in the Bible, God is everywhere.  There’s nowhere that God is not, but today we’re […]


  • All Saints – Raised Catholic episode 30

    All Saints – Raised Catholic episode 30

    The following is a transcript from the Raised Catholic podcast. To listen to the podcast, click here. Today is episode 30: All Saints Well, hi there, friends.  In today’s episode, we are talking all about saints, and if you were born and raised Catholic, you probably have a long history of stories surrounding the saints: the […]


  • Bless You – Raised Catholic episode 21

    Bless You – Raised Catholic episode 21

    The following is a transcript from the Raised Catholic podcast. To listen to the podcast, click here. Today is episode 21: Bless You Well, hey friends. Today we’re talking all about blessings – what they are, who can do it and when, the many varieties of blessings, all the things.  But before I get into any […]


  • The Happy Fault of Sin – Raised Catholic episode 15

    The Happy Fault of Sin – Raised Catholic episode 15

    The following is a transcript from the Raised Catholic podcast. To listen to the podcast, click here. Today is episode 15: The Happy Fault of Sin Well, hello, fellow sinner! As we enter into this Holy Week, Christians all over the world are contemplating the story of how a perfect Savior took on the penalty […]


  • Bloom Where You’re Planted – Raised Catholic episode 11

    Bloom Where You’re Planted – Raised Catholic episode 11

    The following is a transcript from the Raised Catholic podcast. To listen to the podcast, click here. Today is episode 11: Bloom Where You’re Planted Well, hey friends. Two towns away from where I live, there is a half mile stretch of road that contains huge chunks of my life and vocation in various buildings […]


  • Wise

    Wise

    There was a time in my life, over ten years ago, when I gathered the wisdom of three wise men who art in Heaven and prayed for their interceding.  Don DeLutis was a teacher, a principal, a civic leader, and a faithful member of our chapel community.  He taught me to be a voice for children in […]


  • Breath

    Breath

    As I settled on my yoga mat before class, the room echoed the static dissonance in my head. One classmate had just moved her only child into college and was trying to make sense of her own new landscape, another had a friend suffering deeply the loss of two grandchildren and was facing the reality […]


  • All Hands In

    All Hands In

    We were at the wake of our friend, Fr. Joe, when I saw the most beautiful prayer. A young man kneeled at the casket, held his open hands out so that his fingertips just touched, and closed his eyes. He then raised his open hands to his forehead, touching it briefly, and then got up […]


  • Fr. Joe

    Fr. Joe

    Our friend Fr. Joe Callahan passed from this life on Easter morning. He was the spiritual director of our retreat house, and had held that position for almost twenty years, affecting the lives of hundreds and hundreds of people who lived cursillo and other retreats at the house. When I heard the news, I did […]