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

All of us belong to each other

Whenever I give tours at St. Norbert Abbey, I am sure to point out the Great West Window in the church. This window depicts the Trinity, which … Read More

We want leaders who are stewards

“Stewardship.” Most of us, when we hear this word, immediately think “money.” But maybe we need to think again. “Hear this, you who trample upon the needy … Read More

Focus on the one who is searching

In the longer version of this week’s Gospel reading we hear all three of the parables of mercy from Luke. There is a common theme running through … Read More

We are responsible for our choices

There’s no denying that the study of genetics is exciting. It has been compared to the work of Darwin or Mendel. We are finding out that each … Read More

Humility celebrates our blessedness

Before I was a priest, I was a teacher in Catholic schools for 11 years. From time to time, my students would point out a mistake that … Read More

‘Strive to enter the narrow gate’

“Lord, will only a few people be saved?” Today the question might be, “Who will be saved?” Or, “Are you saved?” A similar question, but Luke puts … Read More