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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

The Dives Syndrome

One day in New York City, a man was walking in a park when he heard the sound of music. Looking around, he saw two young men, one playing an accordion and the other a violin. The man was enchanted by their lively music, and stopped to listen, as did several...

There Is Nothing More Blessed Than This

The longest-serving Pope in the Church’s almost 2000-year history was Pius IX, who reigned for almost 32 years, from 1846-1878. It was he who solemnly defined the dogma of the Immaculate Conception: namely, that Mary was conceived in her mother’s womb fr...

Do You Know Jean Vanier?

Jean Vanier and a priest named Father Thomas Philippe were friends. In 1964, through this friendshi...

A Family of Love

In the liturgical life of the Church, many days of the year are dedicated to concrete events and pe...

Love and Do As You Wish

Last Sunday, we were given a new commandment to live by. It is the commandment that makes all other...

The Secret of True Happiness

Once upon a time a young woman gave birth to her first child, a beautiful baby boy, just one month ...

A Mother’s Love

One Sunday, a priest began preaching on the topic of love. But then, with great suddenness, he stop...

A Reflection on Unity and Disunity

I recently wrote an essay entitled “What Catholics Can Learn From Buddhists.” A reader responde...

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