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

Lives of holiness and devotion

This Sunday’s Gospel presents us with the opening of Mark. Unlike Matthew and Luke, who give us infancy narratives, Mark begins with the ministry of John the … Read More

Gospel provides a good reminder

Happy New Year! This weekend marks the First Sunday of Advent and, with it, the beginning of the new liturgical year. Colors in church shift from green … Read More

Be open to entertaining angels

“Do not neglect hospitality, for through it some have unknowingly entertained angels.” This verse from St. Paul (Heb. 13:2) was the basis for the title of a … Read More