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

The Witness of Our Lives

St. Boniface, bishop & martyr Speaking to Timothy, Paul reminded him of the hardships he had to endure for the sake of the Gospel, and that all who follow Jesus embrace the cross.… Continue reading

Desire the Good God Desires

Thursday of Week 9 in Ordinary Time We can probably recite the Greatest Commandment from memory. But the measure of our observance is not in knowing the truth. It is in living the… Continue reading

Power, Love, & Self-Control

St. Charles Lwanga & companions, martyrs Paul was encouraging his young protege Timothy to bear his “share of hardship for the Gospel with the strength that comes from God.” Naturally timid people like… Continue reading

But Don’t All Belong to God?

Tuesday of Week 9 in Ordinary Time The question posed to Jesus by the Pharisees and Herodians goes well beyond the question of whether or not people should pay their taxes. With our… Continue reading

Fire & Fury of God’s Renewing Spirit

Pentecost Sunday We are a nation in tremendous pain. We grieve with our sisters and brothers who have long known systemic oppression and racism. We are at the same time angry, confused, disgusted,… Continue reading

Mind Your Own Beeswax

Saturday of the Seventh Week of Easter There are many memorable memes on the internet of how people fail at essential tasks. Some are quite funny. Some are sad, but still funny. Typically,… Continue reading

Mean What You Say

Friday of the Seventh Week of Easter We return to a post-resurrection story in these last two days before Pentecost. Jesus is with his apostles on the shores of the Sea of Galilee… Continue reading

A Plea for Unity

Thursday of the Seventh Week of Easter I know I went a little long today. My apologies. And I probably left more questions than I answered. So I invite us to ponder and… Continue reading

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