August 21, 2019

Tag - Courage

True Disciples

Today’s Gospel sheds some light on our claim that Jesus is truly present at our Eucharistic Celebrations and that he talks to us his words of life as he did 2000 years ago in Palestine. What we are reflecting on (Luke 14: 25-33) is an existential...

Men for All Seasons

Athletes have always fascinated me. In my adolescent mind, athletes were all heroes to me because they could hit the winning home run, score the deciding touchdown or sink a clutch shot from long range when the game was on the line. But of course...

Putting Christ First

Many people are looking forward to the 2016 summer Olympics, which will be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, this August. One of the greatest stories in Olympic history occurred in Paris in 1924. A young man from Scotland named Eric Liddell was...

Sunshine Catholics

Despite the attention and fanfare attendant the reign of Pope Francis, the Catholic Church seems mired in a perennial crisis that has uncovered, not only indifference toward many of its teachings but a loss of global relevance and a steep decline in...

Remember God Is In Charge

The Book of Wisdom (1:13-15, 2:23-24) reminds us that “God does NOT rejoice in the destruction of the living.” God does not call for people to be killed in his name. Any religious body that says God “hates” i.e., Westboro Baptist Church is WRONG...

What Does God Expect of Us?

On January 22, 1973, the U.S. Supreme Court discovered or invented a supposed “right to privacy” in the Constitution that allowed abortions to be committed at almost any time for virtually any reason—an horrifically immoral decision that has so far...

The World Needs People of Faith

Back in the 1930s, a young man who was exploring the French Alps came upon a very ugly, desolate stretch of land. He was about to leave when he noticed an old man, bent over with a sack of acorns on his back and an iron pipe in his hand. The man was...

This Is Our Mission

Just after Easter Sunday 1994, a group of spectators gathered on the roof of the Launch Control Center at Cape Canaveral to witness the launch of STS-59, the official mission given the astronauts who would ride space shuttle Endeavour into the...

God is Rich in Mercy

A Protestant church was conducting a revival, or mission, one Sunday evening, and the pastor announced to his congregation that he had invited a visiting minister, one of his dearest childhood friends, to give the sermon that night. With that, an...

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