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We are in the midst of a biological revolution that may transform humans as we ...read more If, biblically speaking, grace is a gift from our Heavenly Father that is gratu...read more What do you think about our first reading from the Prophet Isaiah (11:1-10)? We...read more

Living in a Thankful Spirit

A boy who was swimming in a lake one summer day went out too far and found himself in danger of drowning; fortunately, a man saw what was happening, and at the risk of his own life, swam out and rescued him. Afterwards the boy said, “Thank you for saving m...

Losing Reverence

In the 1993 film Searching for Bobby Fischer, an eight-year-old chess prodigy, Josh, is taking chess lessons from Bruce, his tutor. In an attempt to motivate Josh, Bruce reaches into his valise and very slowly and reverently begins to remove a white sheet of ...

Eucharist Makes Us Holier Persons

One of my favorite saints is Catherine of Siena, who lived in 14th century Italy. The youngest of 2...

Service to the Very End

Comparing the institution of the Eucharist in the synoptic Gospels (Matthew, Mark and Luke) with th...

Into the Deep

In the Gospel of Luke (5:1-11), Jesus turns to Simon Peter and says: “Put out into deep water and ...

Our Celebration of Life

The readings for the 31st Sunday in Ordinary Time are a hymn to the culture of life: even life with ...

That’s Jesus

Over lunch, a brother deacon recounted the story of his nephew’s First Holy Communion. He noted th...

Respecting Authentic Christianity while Remaining Faithful Catholics

Eldad and Medad were not in the tent when the Spirit of God came upon the 70 in the Book of Numbers...

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