Proclaim the good news where you go

There’s a box on the counter near the entrance to my bank where people can deposit used eyeglasses. The Lions’ Club collects the glasses and distributes them … Read More

A time for harmony and hope

St. Paul writes in this week’s selection from Romans, “Christ became a minister of the circumcised to show God’s truthfulness, to confirm the promises of the patriarchs, … Read More

‘Begin with the end in mind’

Frank Covey, in his book, “7 Habits of Highly Effective People,” suggests one should begin with the end in mind. This weekend we celebrate the first Sunday … Read More

An invitation to live humbly for others

“Above him there was an inscription that read, ‘This is the King of the Jews’” (Luke 23:28). As we hear these words proclaimed on the Solemnity of … Read More

‘How are we to secure our lives?’

“When you hear of wars and insurrections, do not be terrified.” “Easier said than done,” you might say! We are surrounded by “wars and insurrections.” Terrified civilians … Read More

The resurrection is not a continuation

The Gospel this week presents one of the silliest moral cases in all of Scripture. The Sadducees ask Jesus about an extraordinary situation in which each of … Read More

Jesus sees those who may go unnoticed

Irene was the head housekeeper. It was her job to make sure that all 12 coffeepots on all 12 floors of the downtown office building were kept … Read More

Acknowledge the need for God’s mercy

“I am a sinner, but I trust in the infinite mercy and patience of our Lord Jesus Christ.” With these humble words, Pope Francis accepted his election … Read More

Welcome the outcasts into your life

Often the background for a Scripture story gives us important information concerning moral values. In this week’s Gospel reading, Jesus heals 10 lepers. All 10were outcasts from … Read More

Faithful servants just do their job

“We are unprofitable servants; we have done what we were obliged to do.” The first thing I did when I came into the office this morning was … Read More