Jer 20, 7-9 / PS 63:2, 3-4, 5-6, 8-9 / Rom 12:1-12 / Mt 16:21-27 My grandparents deeply believed in the American dream. They believed that if they worked hard they could make a better life for themselves and their family for generations to come. I remember one of my last conversations with… Continue reading 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time Year A
IS 56: 1,6-7 / PS 67,2-3, 5, 6, 8 / Rom 11:13-15, 29-32 / MT 15: 21-28 Like all of you I have been greatly disturbed seeing the images of our Christian brothers and sisters being murdered for their faith in the Middle East. While the images are chilling I find myself inspired… Continue reading 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year A
Like all of you I do not know what happened at that scene but as I have seen the events unfold I am reminded of just how precious life is. I am reminded with the great theologian Garrigou-LeGrange, that “pain invites us to have recourse to Him who alone can restore peace… Continue reading Response to Incident in Ferguson
Today the universal Church celebrates the great feast of the Assumption. This feast is so important that the Church maintains the day as a Holy Day of Obligation (all Catholics are required to go to Mass on this day just as if it were a Sunday.) But what is this feast of the Assumption? This… Continue reading What is the Feast of the Assumption
In recent years the popularity of yoga has exploded in the United States. Today most gyms offer yoga classes, some Christian communities offer, “Christian based” yoga and yoga apparel and literature fills the shelves of many stores. As the popularity of yoga rises many people have inquired into if a Catholic should participate… Continue reading Catholic Yoga?
DN 7:9-10, 13-14 / PS 97: 1-2, 5-6, 9 / 2 PT 1:16-19 / MT 17:1-9 If you are anything like me today’s Feast of the Transfiguration and today’s Gospel can leave us confused. It can be easy to ask ourselves what is Jesus doing going up a mountain, being transformed and visiting… Continue reading Feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord
IS 55:1-3 / PS 145: 8-9, 15-16, 17-18 / ROM 8:35, 37-39 / MT 14:13-21 In January the Boston Globe ran a fascinating article entitle Self-help books and the promise of change. The article claimed that some 549 million dollars are spent a year on self-help books in America alone and coined the… Continue reading 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year A