Thoughts from Heather Cetrangolo

Let the Children Come to Me

  I hate to admit this, but I guess when it comes to gender, I am a controversial person.   I have made a couple of controversial decisions in my life. The first was to get married when I was only twenty years old and in the second year of my first degree. A lot…

Our Father in Heaven

   It was eight weeks ago now that I first heard the sound of my daughter’s cry. I’ve heard it plenty since! She was on the other side of the screen where some very skilled doctors carefully lifted her up and passed her to the Pediatrician, who described her birth as ‘coming out through the…

Going to Church Every Week

  Part of being a Pastor is that going to Church on a Sunday isn’t an option. You get paid to do it and it’s expected. So hauling yourself out of bed and getting organized to leave the house early enough, is the same routine as going to work on a Monday morning. It isn’t…

Why I Need to Be Liked

I was catching up on some old qanda episodes last night and was interested to watch the audience with Bill Gates from 28 May. I think there’s something in me that loves the idea that the computer geek who got turned down for the school dance became the (on and off) wealthiest man in the…

The Stories that Never Get Reported

I felt sad again this morning when I read yet another newspaper article about someone who ‘tried the Catholic Church for awhile’, but ultimately found spiritual fulfillment in some other path or spiritual practice. I didn’t feel sad that this was the lady’s story in the article; I completely respect that. I even understand something…

The Jesus News Room

I’ve now made two News Room references in church in the past month: partly because it’s such a good show, partly because I want to be MacKenzie McHale , partly because I already feel a lot like MacKenzie McHale, and partly because, there are so many parallels between the show and church life today.  …