Tag: Meaning

Life by the Numbers

Sabermetrics is defined as the science of numbers applied to baseball to determine the relative monetary and athletic relevancy of everyone who has played or is trying to play the game professionally. This new baseball numerical science is the...

Rich in What Matters to God

Speaking as a believer, I think that one of the saddest sights must be an old miser alone, living scantily and meagerly while counting his piles of money in secret. In the Gospel of Luke (12:13-21), we see a man whose father has just died, and who...

Dueling Clowns

French Jean Paul Sartre once defined Hell as other people. I might go him one better and define it as other people just like one’s self. The road to Hell is paved, not with good intentions, but with selfish preferences. People that choose this...

The Third Question

The Sept. 11 attacks, the war in Iraq and the general decline of American cultural life have given many of us cause to revisit our fundamental religious beliefs with a new urgency. Years ago, Robert Fulghum wrote a best seller titled, Everything I...

The Other Twin Towers

The English language is rich in colorful and elaborate metaphors. New York City, “the Big Apple,” lends itself to such literary devices. For 30 years its “twin towers,” loomed powerfully over its financial district until symbolic acts of calculated...

Are We Yoked With Christ?

Most people that we know are carrying heavy burdens these days. Anxieties and fears burden us all, fears about our economy, the cost of food and fuel, their home values and mortgages, what’s happening to our children, terrorism, our national debt...

The Meaning Of Life

This has been a difficult week. We all witnessed the devastating effects from Hurricane Sandy and the impact it had on so many people. A weather disaster of major proportions! Another disaster of major proportions struck the central parts of this...

So What Does A Body Do For Us?

Most of the time when we come to Mass we reflect on our souls, on the meaning and purpose of having a soul, on the eventual destiny of our soul, and on how we relate to others and to God because we have a soul. But what about our bodies? What does...

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