The one ‘who strengthens us’

The second reading speaks of living well in both humble times and rich circumstances. We can all relate to that: Who hasn’t had times in life when … Read More

The vine is a source of life

The Living Rite column explores what you will see, hear, taste, touch or smell while at church this weekend. Our Scripture images this weekend are filled with … Read More

Show your support for all of life

The Living Rite column explores what you will see, hear, taste, touch or smell while at church this weekend. In today’s first reading, Paul encourages us to … Read More

How many pokes in the arm?

I am the oldest in our family. As younger siblings will do, my brother was fond of poking me in the arm. “Quit it,” I would say. … Read More

Pray when in conflict with another

The Living Rite column explores what you will see, hear, taste, touch or smell while at church this weekend. One thing that demoralizes a parish is how … Read More

Satisfy your spiritual thirst

The Living Rite column explores what you will see, hear, taste, touch or smell while at church this weekend. At first glance, you might find today’s readings … Read More

Appreciate the foundation builders

The Living Rite column explores what you will see, hear, taste, touch or smell while at church this weekend. When Jesus speaks of the rock the church … Read More

Stay in ‘the temple’ frame of mind

Today’s first reading from Isaiah advises us to “keep the Sabbath free from profanation.” Sounds a lot like the third commandment: “Remember the Sabbath — keep it … Read More