Monthly Archive: June, 2020

Tending the Interior Life


Wednesday of Week 11 in Ordinary Time Is there such a thing as an unselfish act? It was an argument between Phoebe and Joey on “Friends”–“The One where Phoebe Hates PBS.” I suppose… Continue reading

Be Unusual


Tuesday of Week 11 in Ordinary Time No, it doesn’t mean be weird. Rather what is often customary or typical or predictable human behavior might not necessarily be consistent with the Gospel. Tax… Continue reading

Understanding the Depth of Our Hunger


The Most Holy Body & Blood of Christ The celebration of the Eucharist in this time of pandemic is a changed experience, a blend of the familiar with things strangely disjointed and out… Continue reading

As God is My Witness


St. Anthony of Padua, Priest & Doctor In this age of fake news, we confront the dishonest and the speech that is intended to deceive. It is difficult enough that we cannot blindly… Continue reading

Listen to God Speak Wherever & Whenever


Friday of Week 10 in Ordinary Time The account of Elijah encountering God in the soft, whispering voice on Mt. Horeb is a classic image for all of us who ourselves seek God.… Continue reading

Sublimated Irritation


St. Barnabas, Apostle Following up on Jesus’ declaration yesterday that he came not to abolish the Law but to fulfill it, he points out for starters what the Law required, namely, “You shall… Continue reading

Which Do We Seek to Fulfill?


Wednesday of Week 10 in Ordinary Time His detractors accused him of being a lawbreaker. And by some measure he truly was. But Matthew’s gospel, intended for a Jewish-Christian audience, wanted to portray… Continue reading

You For Them & They For You


Tuesday of Week 10 in Ordinary Time The prophet Elijah needed shelter and food. He was running from Jezebel, wife of King Ahab, who wanted to put him to death. For some time… Continue reading

We Cannot Be Unchanged


The Most Holy Trinity This past week we have witnessed occasions of intense and raw emotion as we watched our leaders, our fellow citizens, and the global community respond to the disturbing events… Continue reading

Wisdom in Simple, Silent, & Unassuming Example


Saturday of Week 9 in Ordinary Time Paul continues to advise and encourage Timothy in today’s first reading. Paul, in prison, gleans from his many years of ministry, preaching, praying, settling disputes, challenging… Continue reading

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