What does it mean to love as God loves?

When Jesus, in the synagogue of Nazareth, talks about the widow in Zarephath in the land of Sidon and Naaman the Syrian, he provokes a terrible response … Read More

Recognize the Spirit’s presence

A friend of mine had cataract surgery on his left eye a few months ago and was so delighted with the outcome that he immediately asked the … Read More

Mary is an attentive mother

St. Pope Paul VI in his Apostolic Exhortation Marialis Cultus called the Virgin Mary “the Attentive Virgin.” He referenced her in this way because of her reception … Read More

Work for the well-being of all

Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Nobel Peace Prize-winning Anglican cleric, has died at the age of 90. His work for civil and human rights made him a revered leader … Read More

Astrologers, kings and wise men

Who are the visitors from the east? If one looks at various translations of the second chapter of the Gospel according to Matthew, the visitors are called … Read More

God understands how families work

There is a certain wisdom in placing this feast of the Holy Family immediately after Christmas and before New Year’s Day. Whether around the Thanksgiving Day table, … Read More

God uses the ‘insignificant’

Our first reading and Gospel for the Fourth Sunday of Advent present us with the theme of insignificance. The prophet Micah writes, “Thus says the Lord: You, … Read More

Everyone should know our kindness

In the second reading, Paul tells the Philippians to “Rejoice in the Lord always,” but Paul’s command might seem hollow given the world we live in today. … Read More

God works to bring about creation

In the second reading this week, Paul encourages his readers: “I am confident of this, that the one who began a good work in you will continue … Read More

‘Good service with a smile’

GREEN BAY — Janice Clemens said she believes that “God was at work” in her invitation to become co-director of St. Patrick’s Food Pantry, along with her … Read More