May 15, 2021
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Love is More Powerful than Most People Realize

Out West there was a sheep farmer whose farm was right next to a cattle ranch, and the rancher’s dogs kept coming onto his land and killing his sheep, one or two a month. Several times the sheep farmer respectfully asked his neighbor to keep his...

The Stone Rejected

He is the stone rejected by you, the builders, which has become the cornerstone. (Acts of the Apostles 4:11) We do not want this accusation to be levelled also against us. However, rejection of Jesus is not necessarily done outright, blatantly...

Satan’s Three Targets

There was a parish that had a Rosary Altar Society, and some of the members were young, stay-at-home moms. One day the group had a luncheon and meeting at the home of one of the officers, and several women brought their small children with them...

Our Role in the Mission of the Church

At a parish called Christ the Good Shepherd, a permanent deacon was in his office one Saturday evening, working on his homily for Sunday. Because it was getting late, he tried calling his wife on the office phone, wanting to tell her it would be...

“I Am the Good Shepherd”

In order to treasure the awesome significance of this simple, yet most revealing statement, we ought to limit the analogy to the image of a shepherd which an innocent child would have. Compelled by the realism imposed by life itself, we do not want...

His Master’s Voice

Not too many people know what a gramophone is. For the young digital generation, a gramophone is a century-old device for recording and playing sounds and music. The old RCA logo pictures Nipper, a charming mutt perking his ears in front of a...

A Shepherd of Convenience?

When he, (the Shepherd) has driven out all his own, he walks ahead of them, and the sheep follow him, because they recognize his voice. We have heard these words countless times. They are comforting and heartwarming; they conjure up images of us as...

The Voice of the Shepherd

On this Fourth Sunday of Easter, I want to tell you two of my favorite stories. The first is about a pop quiz that was given to a new class of nursing students in the first year of their training. Most of the students did well on the quiz until they...