I was struck yesterday by the way a single event—objective in itself—made so many people deliriously happy and so many others, well, just delirious. Yet, in truth, whether the inauguration of Donald John Trump is a happy occasion, or an unhappy one, is our decision.Read more
The Jubilee Year of Mercy will end next Sunday.
So what to we do now?Read more
That lovable curmudgeon, W.C. Fields, is quoted as saying, “Hell, I never vote for anybody, I always vote against.”
That’s what many political analysts say happened in the presidential election last week. But with each side regarding the other as something a little less than human, Fields doesn’t seem so funny.Read more
We’ve all heard the story. Jesus sees a man named Matthew sitting at the tax office and says to him, “Follow me.”
But do we really buy it?Read more
Even more than “suffering,” the significance of the Cross can be found in “obedience”—Christ’s willing and passionate surrender to his Father.Read more
On September 4, Pope Francis plans to canonize Mother Teresa, whose life sent the world a single, urgent message: love and caring are the most important things in life.
Perhaps we can best understand why she is worthy of veneration and imitation by reflecting on some of her own words:Read more
The Internet came on the scene back in 1995 or so. By 2000, it was becoming a household word, and business people adopted the mantra: “The Internet changes everything.”Read more
The prophet Elijah sought God in windstorm and earthquake and fire. But he heard God only as a “still, small voice.” [1 Kings 19:12]
In Psalm 46, we are advised to, “Be still, and know that I am God.”Read more
If Jesus forgave and prayed for those who were nailing his hands and feet to the cross, how much more does he love us who turned to him in repentance during Lent? This is a most welcome thought as we journey through this Jubilee Year of Mercy.Read more
May is traditionally the month dedicated to the Mother of God. She holds special significance for us during this Jubilee Year of Mercy because through her willingness to bear the Christ child, God became "visible" in a particular way as the Father who is rich in mercy.Read more