Called to repentance and faith

A Lenten prayer of the church: “Father, through our observance of Lent, help us to understand the meaning of your Son’s death and resurrection, and teach us … Read More

Try to show your cleansing

“A leopard never changes its spots.” Ed was applying for a job. His background check showed that he had been in a gang and spent time in … Read More

Jesus cures all types of ailments

In this week’s first reading we encounter Job’s description of his current condition after all the tragedy that has entered his life in the earlier parts of … Read More

Forecasting an unchanged future

Did you ever think that you might like to be a prophet and predict the future? Actually, prophecy in the Scriptures was not so much about predicting … Read More

Accept the invitation to discipleship

St. John Paul II loved young people. He witnessed this love at many World Youth Days, which he established, including Buenos Aires, Santiago de Compostela, Czestochowa, Denver, … Read More

Each one of us has a call from God

How did you decide to do the work that you do? Was there someone who advised you? Did you have a mentor? Audrey works at a technical … Read More

A new kingdom for all humanity

A Scripture scholar once told me that it is very important to pay attention to the minor characters in Scripture stories. This advice is especially true with … Read More

Hope for God’s love to take hold

Twelve-year-old George was what many people would call a “loser.” Passed through a series of foster homes, this morning he was appearing in juvenile court for shoplifting. … Read More

Challenged to live the Gospel

“Hail, full of grace! The Lord is with you.” The speaker, a Scripture scholar-in-residence at the university, stopped. The class waited. The focus of the series was … Read More

Be a witness to the light

Marvin was a tailor, as had been his father and his grandfather before him. When the building where his family’s tailor shop was located was torn down, … Read More