March 5, 2020
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Nurturing Our Baptismal Vocation

Baptism is the sacrament that makes us adopted children of God the Father. But the relationship of life and love with Him must be nurtured every day. This is easily explained: just consider how hard it is for us to resist temptations of all kinds...

The Night Didn’t Seem Quite So Cold Anymore

Over thirty years ago an anonymous author wrote this reflection: “I was waiting for the subway train to come. It was bitter cold—near zero, with a windchill factor of 30 below zero. It was late at night, and a few of us stood inside a small shelter...

Even the Toughest Stains are Removed

OxiClean in hot water is the latest stain remover that I have been using with some success. Homemakers, however, might recommend something more efficient. The bottom line is that once we know how, even the toughest stains should come out. We all...

Why Jesus Was Baptized

One week following our celebration of the Epiphany of the Lord, we celebrate His baptism. The Catechism of the Catholic Church says, “By Baptism all sins are forgiven, Original Sin and all personal sins, as well as all punishment for sin.” (CCC...

Be Opened!

Ephphatha!—Be opened! Be open; have eyes to see and ears to hear. We hear this theme often in the gospels. Being open to the Word of God is very important, but it is only the first step; we must share the knowledge we obtain with others. We hear and...

I Believe in Dinosaurs

“I don’t believe in Dinosaurs” she said adamantly. Huh? I thought. Didn’t I take her to see “Sue,” the famous Tyrannosaurus Rex dinosaur skeleton at the Field Museum?? A daughter of a scientist who blindly rejects the data before her eyes -where...

An Extraordinary Mission

Four months after the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, Lieutenant Colonel James “Jimmy” Doolittle was given an extraordinary mission. The mission, known as the Doolittle Raid, was carried out on April 18, 1942. It...

Our Identifying Mark

You may have heard the term “maverick,” which in the days of the Old West meant an unbranded animal, especially a calf. The term was originally a man’s name: Samuel Maverick, a Texas rancher who for some reason never branded his cattle. This meant...