Crosses come in many forms

They opened her up, and then closed her. The cancer has spread; there’s nothing they can do. Sentenced to death, her passion has begun. The woman is … Read More

Grasp the lesson in the tale of Lazarus

The Gospel reading this week tells about Jesus’ friendship with Martha, Mary and Lazarus. Despite some very complex theological discussion it is a very human tale. When … Read More

Be a light in times of uncertainty

A friend once gave me a little book entitled “Attic People.” The book’s premise was that there are two kinds of people – attic people, who pull … Read More

Draw from the well of the living water

“I thirst” (John 19:28). Reflecting on these words of Jesus spoken from the Cross, St. Teresa of Kolkata once wrote, “When you finally open the doors of … Read More

Will the Lenten journey change you?

As I write these words, the presidential primaries are in full swing. Caucus states and primary states, straw polls and exit polls – newspapers, radio and television … Read More

Resist the temptation of idolatry

Traditionally the church has us consider Jesus’ temptations on the First Sunday of Lent. This year we contemplate Matthew’s version. The devil tempts Jesus to turn stones … Read More

Continue on the road map to holiness

“Be holy, for I, the Lord, your God, am holy.” If last week’s readings gave us a road map (the commandments) this week’s seem to tell us … Read More

Accept a life rooted in holiness

On these final two Sundays before we begin our Lenten journey, we find ourselves listening to some challenging words of Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount. Several times, … Read More

Lift the gloom for those in need

As our country begins to ramp up for presidential elections later this year, we hear people on the evening news talking about the Bible and how, since … Read More

Focus your concern on God’s work

This week’s Gospel reading depicts the wonderful scene of the Holy Family coming to the Temple to fulfill the dictates of the law regarding a firstborn son. … Read More