The embodiment of true faith

The readings for the Second Sunday of Lent always have part of the Abraham story as the first selection and a version of Jesus’ Transfiguration with Moses … Read More

Judas and the Black Messiah

NEW YORK — As a personality-rich study of conflicted loyalties, the fact-based drama “Judas and the Black Messiah” (Warner Bros.) is a compelling piece of moviemaking. But … Read More

Jesus understands temptation

Karen is among the best and the brightest. She graduated at the top of her class and, even during a pandemic, managed to find work in her … Read More

An invitation to ‘Go to Joseph’

I interrupt our regularly scheduled Sunday Reading commentary to invite you to “Restore the Hope: Go to Joseph.” As we near the end of our Diocesan Year … Read More


  NEW YORK — Set in the 1980s, “Minari” (A24), a gentle mix of drama and comedy, explores the immigrant experience from a Korean American perspective. A … Read More

People’s lives are being healed

Several years ago the parish where I worked started a new ministry. We called it “R U Support” – short for “Recently Unemployed/Underemployed Support Group.” The idea … Read More

Our Friend

NEW YORK — In 2015, Esquire magazine published Matthew Teague’s article “The Friend: Love Is Not a Big Enough Word.” In it, the globetrotting journalist focused on … Read More

The White Tiger

  NEW YORK — Seventy years have passed since cunning understudy Anne Baxter usurped glamorous star Bette Davis in “All About Eve.” Now, with “The White Tiger” … Read More

Authority for the good of another

The Gospel this week is a short passage from Mark, a mere seven verses, that includes two references to Jesus teaching with authority. When Jesus drives out … Read More

The Dig

NEW YORK  — The discovery of an ancient burial ground in southeastern England in 1939 was one of the archaeological events of the century, rivaling in historical … Read More