A Parable for Sinners and Saints?
Do you have a child, sibling, or friend who has wandered from the Faith? Are they leading a life of sin that harms them and breaks your heart?
You’re most likely familiar with Jesus’ famous parable—and can easily see how it applies to the prodigal sons you know.
But did you know that this parable has profound lessons for all of us—not just the fallen-away Catholics or the big sinners?
Have you discovered the treasures hidden in this passage—treasures that are meant for you?
A deeper understanding of this parable will do more than renew your relationship with the Father—it will transform it.
Experience the Mercy of the Father
Whether you’re a prodigal son, an elder sibling, a worried parent, or just an everyday Catholic who is overly familiar with this parable—riches of meaning await you in its sacred text.
In this 7-day mini-series, you’ll learn:
- How the return of the prodigal son mirrors our experience in Confession
- How to figure out if you are a prodigal son (It’s not always as obvious as we think!)
- The difference between having compassion on a sinner and enabling the sin
- What the father in the parable teaches us about God our merciful Father
- Practical tips for re-integrating prodigals sons into the family
…and much more!
Father Ken Geraci, CPM
Fr. Ken Geraci, CPM lived the life of the prodigal son for most of his young adult life. Raised in a typical 1980s Catholic family, who only lived the externals of the faith, Fr. Ken left the Church. He spent years focused on money, fitness, and success. Very successful in business, he made little room for God—but God did not give up on him. During this journey, God presented him with challenges that forced him to reconsider his beliefs and answer the question “What is Truth?” Through years of struggle, study, and questioning, Fr. Ken found his way from agnosticism to non-denominational Christianity and ultimately, back to the Catholic Church. Fr. Ken joined the Fathers of Mercy in 2006 and was ordained in 2012. For two years he served as an associate pastor of a medium-sized parish and currently serves as a Missionary, webmaster, and vocation director for the Fathers of Mercy. Fr. Ken has a deep understanding of the personal and societal pressures that individuals face when wrestling with their faith. He has much experience with apologetics, having spoken to people coming from all stages of the journey—including those who love Christ as well as those who “hate coming to church.” Fr. Ken was the video host for the Good Catholic series We Believe.
Rachel Shrader is a British-American writer living in the Carolinas. She is the managing editor of Good Catholic and its sister brand, Get Fed. A devotee of the traditional Latin Mass and the ancient liturgical traditions of the Church, Rachel spent three years working for the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter, where she was the founding editor of the FSSP news site The Missive. She particularly enjoys writing on military topics and the concepts of courage, self-sacrifice, fortitude, and what it means to love as God loves. She is an avid runner, nature-lover, and student of wilderness medicine and survivalism.