A Life Sentence or A Life Commitment?


Easter Sunday of the Lord’s Resurrection Easter Vigil Readings / Easter Sunday Readings Christ is risen! He is risen indeed! Χρίστος ἀνέστη!Ἀληθῶς ἀνέστη!(Christos anesti! Alithos anesti!) ¡Cristo ha resucitado! ¡En verdad, ha resucitado!… Continue reading

When the Story Becomes Our Own


Holy Thursday Each year on Holy Thursday night we mark the start of the Paschal Triduum with the Mass of the Lord’s Supper and the annual ritual of the washing of feet. It’s… Continue reading

Back from the Grave


Fifth Sunday of Lent (Year A) I’ve read this gospel story many times before. But I just noticed recently that no one asked Lazarus whether or not he cared to come back. Actually,… Continue reading

Is “Not Seeing” an Option?


Fourth Sunday of Lent (Year A) Have you ever done something good for a neighbor only to be reprimanded for not doing it in a manner approved by law? Ultimately, the greater issue… Continue reading

Know Your Thirst


Third Sunday of Lent (Year A) I am always in awe of creative marketing, the patience and skill of some people who try to convince me what I need even before I recognize… Continue reading

Glass Ceilings & Lowest Common Denominators


First Sunday of Lent Last Friday was International Women’s Day, which I only found out about late in the day. Unfortunately I can be clueless like that. If it makes you feel any… Continue reading

Where There’s Smoke & Icebergs


Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time It is in our nature as human beings to be curious. Sometimes the basis of that curiosity is legitimate, so we can understand why things are the way… Continue reading

Does Jesus Ask Too Much of Us?


Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time I think I was a lot more optimistic when I was younger. I mean, I’m still somewhat optimistic and hopeful today, just less. I know many people out… Continue reading

Encounter & Trust


Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time There’s a lot of misery and hardship and suffering going on in the world. It’s not likely a new reality, just that we hear more about it reported… Continue reading

Conundrum of an Avowed Non-Prophet


Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time Saturday was Groundhog Day. It means absolutely nothing to most people on the planet, except for the residents of Punxsutawney PA and meteorologists who have lost faith in… Continue reading

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