August 9, 2022
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A Legacy that Will Endure

Once there was an unhappily married woman—we’ll call her Jane—who, at a young age, had married a handsome, dashing, but self-centered man we’ll call Alphonse. Her family and friends had warned her that Alphonse had a mean, dominating...

Loving Others is What It’s All About

Once upon a time, in a kingdom known for its peace and prosperity, everyone was happy and friendly. There was little crime there, and the few people who broke the law were punished quickly and severely. One day a poor man stole a loaf of bread to...

Giving Him Our Love and Trust

Early in the 20th century, there was a man in Scotland—we’ll call him Owen—who, as a boy of fifteen, had fallen and broken his back. As a result, he was confined to his bed for the next forty years, all the while in terrible pain. Nevertheless, his...

Love of Country: The Unsung Virtue

“For us, after God, the greatest love is Poland”  – Bl. Stefan Wyszyński In the sixteenth century St. John of the Cross said: “The Lord has always revealed the treasures of his wisdom and his spirit to mortals, but now that evil is...

The Hardening of Our Hearts

We are often confronted by painful reminders of how the culture of death is hardening the hearts of many and, thus, devastating our country and large portions of the world also in ways not readily evident. If some of us need evidence of this...

A Belated Mother’s Day

My mom, Helen Moyse Borst died on March 11th after battling Alzheimer’s for several years. I never give the year but simply say 3/11 because she died exactly six months before the terrorists attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. She...

Receiving God’s Love

Everything changes when we realize God loves us unconditionally! This realization is not easy for many of us to accept. We may have grown up in an environment in which we were rewarded with love when we did what our parents wanted us to do. I am a...

His Love is Everlasting

People in economic straits learn to make do with less. But, it is much more difficult for those whose standards of living were elevated and have fallen on hard times. Our readings for the 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time, too, deal with hardships and...