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

Finding sacredness in the work

It is said that teaching, farming and healing are the three sacred professions. Certainly, teaching is much in the news these days. Just listen to any talk … Read More

Woven into the story of the Risen Christ

In the second reading, we hear the opening lines of St. Paul’s First Letter to the Corinthians. In three short verses, Paul introduces himself as an apostle … Read More

Called to justice as a child of God

In today’s reading from Isaiah the word “justice” is used three times. What does the word mean? Often when we hear the word “justice” it’s in connection … Read More

The gifts tell the whole Gospel story

After doing the child Jesus homage, the Magi “opened their treasures and offered him gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh.” Often, when one visits someone of importance, … Read More

‘God is with us; God is with us’

On this Fourth Sunday of Advent, we hear St. Matthew’s description of “how the birth of Jesus Christ came about” (1:18). In Matthew’s account, we learn of … Read More

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