Abundant Life & Nothing Less

Fourth Sunday of Easter Before we embarked on this strange voyage of mandatory social distancing, we all had some fairly conventional ideas of how to be a community of Christian believers, and what… Continue reading

Difficult Teaching

St. Athanasius, Bishop & Doctor We sometimes hear famous people say without provocation that they find the teachings of Christianity absurd and without reasonable foundation. It’s a fair assessment. Even among his disciples… Continue reading

His Eucharist & His People

St. Joseph the Worker The story of the conversion of Saul caps the week’s tumultuous coverage of the early Christian community after the martyrdom of Stephen. The voice that confronted Saul said, “I… Continue reading

When God Knows More Than Us

Thursday of the Third Week of Easter All the time, of course. But we are tempted sometimes to advise God on certain matters we think we understand better. The least we can do… Continue reading

Good News Under Fire

St. Catherine of Siena, Virgin & Doctor Saul, convinced he was doing God’s will, zealously persecuted the early Christian community, dragging women and men from their homes and throwing them into prison. He… Continue reading

What it Means to Encounter the Risen Jesus

Tuesday of the Third Week of Easter The Bread of Life discourse in the 6th chapter of the gospel of John takes on a new perspective in light of the resurrection. Obviously all… Continue reading

A Strange Eye-Opening Journey

Third Sunday of Easter Someone sent me a text a few days ago. It read, “2020 is a unique leap year. It has 29 days in February, 300 days in March, and 5… Continue reading

Patron of Lawyers & Notaries (& Opticians, Pharmacists, Painters, etc.)

Feast of St. Mark, Evangelist The one reference in sacred scripture attributed to St. Mark about himself (many scripture scholars strongly believe) is of the young man who followed Jesus and his apostles… Continue reading

Nourishment for Endurance

Friday of the Second Week of Easter The pharisee Gamaliel, at whose feet Paul would later claim to have been instructed in the Law, a wise man of many years, unwittingly gives the… Continue reading

Proclaim Good News Joyfully Always

Thursday of the Second Week of Easter “The one who is of the earth … speaks of earthly things. But the one who comes from heaven … testifies to what he has seen… Continue reading

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