March 24, 2019

Love That Bears Fruit

“For 3 years now I have come in search of fruit on this fig tree but have found none.” These words of disappointment might express God’s feelings looking at us and at our inner disposition.  Three...

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Charge It

The National debt clock moves so fast that it is impossible to write down the balance accurately at any given time. It rolls along at about $45.00 per second and is now at $22,028,706,063,174.96 (that’s trillion dollars). As much as this...

An Apathy of Faith

There was a poll run on all the major Catholic campuses some years ago on religious ignorance and apathy. Over 75% of the respondents said they did not know anything about apathy nor did they care! While this fictitious poll is just a joke, Catholic...

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Saintly Footsteps

On a summer day in the year 2000, Jack Sullivan was told by his surgeon that based on scans of his spine, surgery would be necessary to repair it. Later that day, dejected and suffering from intense pain, he tuned into a television program on the...

The Gift of Saint Therese

There are many saints in the Church and each embodies holiness in a different way.  We can say that each highlights a different facet of perfection of the God who is infinitely rich in perfection.  St. Dominic is not like St. Francis in many ways...

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Love That Bears Fruit

“For 3 years now I have come in search of fruit on this fig tree but have found none.” These words of disappointment might express God’s feelings looking at us and at our inner disposition.  Three years ago, when we heard the very same readings from...

Charge It

The National debt clock moves so fast that it is impossible to write down the balance accurately at any given time. It rolls along at about $45.00 per second and is now at $22,028,706,063,174.96 (that’s trillion dollars). As much as this...

An Apathy of Faith

There was a poll run on all the major Catholic campuses some years ago on religious ignorance and apathy. Over 75% of the respondents said they did not know anything about apathy nor did they care! While this fictitious poll is just a joke, Catholic...

Dear God

A friend of mine in the Ignatian Associates has been telling me of late that she has been writing letters to God every day. Little did I know this idea was from Flannery O’Connor: “Dear God, In a way I got a good punishment for my lack of...

Restoring the Catholic Church

Recently, while dusting my bookcase, I noticed my copy of Malachi Martin’s The Decline and Fall of the Roman Church, published in 1981. I flipped through its underscored and annotated pages and realized that Martin’s observations seem even...

Entering the Supernatural “Zone”

There are feats and jaw-dropping acts that appear superhuman and unbelievable cases of pain endurance which seem to go beyond the most stoic human limits.  It could be slashing oneself with swords and knives, piercing the body with large hooks...

Ted Lindsay- Rest in Peace

We lost another great with last week’s passing of Ted Lindsay, Hall of Fame hockey standout with the Detroit Red Wings. With a heart larger than life, Lindsay was always the gentleman with whomever he met. Whether it was a request to speak at...

Trusting in His Grace

Once upon a time there was a poor, unremarkable kingdom that had only one claim to fame: its king owned, as a family heirloom, a magnificent diamond of amazing beauty and perfection. He kept this treasure on display in a special room in his castle...