Restaurants, Hospitality and Discipleship

By Jack Rigert, Director of JPll RC

Because I spent the early part of my professional life operating restaurants, I have always been fascinated with “hospitality.” In fact, it was this fascination that enabled my success. I genuinely saw every customer that came to the door of one of our restaurants as a guest arriving at my home for dinner.…

Pornography – Every Parent’s Battle

by Jack Rigert, Director, JPll RC

The opposite of love is not hate.  The opposite of love is to grasp, to use another…the opposite of love is pornography.

Today one of the leading porn websites – and there are thousands upon thousands of others – will have 100 million visitors viewing hardcore pornography. …

Encounter Him… Stay in the “Ache”

By Jack Rigert, Director of JPII Renewal Center

During early spring cleaning last week, I pulled my original backpack out of the attic for the last time. I purchased it, the best model I could afford in 1973, and it has served me well and often over the years, but it’s showing its age and the time has come for a lighter, newer model.  …

Life in Abundance

By: Jack Rigert, Director of JPII Renewal Center

While attending morning Mass on All Saints Day, I had a flashback to some not so saintly times in my life. In what seemed like an instant I realized how broken I was.…