The Eucharist transforms us

In the 1987 Academy Award winning film “Babette’s Feast,” we meet Babette Hersant, a 19th century Parisian political refugee. Babette sails to Denmark where she is employed … Read More

The High Note

NEW YORK — Glossy and generally upbeat, “The High Note” (Focus), a blend of comedy and drama from director Nisha Ganatra, is a pleasant tune rather than … Read More

We have been made for one another

There is a beautiful story about St. Augustine, which occurs as he is walking beside the shores of the sea and pondering the mysteries of the Trinity. … Read More

The Holy Spirit brings understanding

Jargon – those specialized words and expressions that we sometimes use without even being aware of it. As a Roman Catholic liturgist I occasionally catch myself referring … Read More

Writers help us learn how God works

This week’s readings from the Acts of the Apostles and Matthew’s Gospel recount the historical occurrence of Jesus ascending to the Father. He does this in the … Read More

Out of love, keep the commandments

Where, in your small household parish community, do you hear the Word of God? Many of us have picked up the Bible more than ever before. We … Read More

Jesus tells us what we are to do

“If you love me, you will keep my commandments.” Usually when we think of commandments we think of the Ten Commandments, but those commandments are found in … Read More

Answer the call to share Christ’s light

On this Fifth Sunday of Easter, as we continue to celebrate the new life offered to us through the resurrected Christ, we hear these words: “You are … Read More

Follow Jesus’ model of leadership

The author of a commentary on this week’s Gospel writes, “Jesus is the model for all who are called to leadership.” This week’s readings contain a number … Read More

‘Weep with those who weep’

In his Spiritual Exercises, St. Ignatius of Loyola counsels the retreatant, when the time comes for considering the Resurrection, to realize that the Risen Christ plays the … Read More