May 19, 2020
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A Divine Dialogue

The newspaper gossip columnist and radio news commentator, Walter Winchell, once said: “A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out.” This beautiful quote by Winchell aptly describes who a friend really...

Does Prayer Really Matter?

The subject of the homily in a Church near my own parish was prayer. The homilist declared that praying for Aunt Louise’s cancer to be cured or for one’s prodigal son to mend his ways is pointless and therefore immature. The only meaningful...

True Worship

The prayer of the lowly pierces the clouds. I am already being poured out like a libation. To Him be glory forever and ever. Amen. In these 3 verses from Holy Scripture we have summarized the core of our worship i.e., the genuine prayer of praise...

Leading a Prayerful Life

God calls us to celebrate World Mission Sunday within the context of prayer. Here are some challenging conclusions to be drawn from this statement. In giving the definition of herself at the 2nd Vatican Council, the Church wrote that she is by her...

We Ought to Pray for Each Other

Undoubtedly, these thirteen verses from the Gospel of Luke (16:1-13)must be the most controversial parable in the whole Gospel. Well, it is so only to us Westerners, since our culture and our upbringing are keen on integrity and honesty and thus we...

Pray the Psalms

I like to blame my public school upbringing for many of my Catholic deficiencies. Yes, it is a weak excuse for my lax efforts, but nevertheless it is what comes to mind when I think about how little I know about the Psalms. Growing up, the Psalms...

Make Me A House of Prayer

In a recent talk I was wisely reintroduced to the art of prayer through a simple, beautiful and profound worship song by Eddie James, entitled: Make me a house of prayer. The words of this praise are very telling! First of all, there is a clear...

Praying In and With Christ Jesus

From time to time we are blessed with experiences of extreme beauty that leave us breathless. Think, if you will, of certain sunsets or of a mountain ridge emerging from the hazy fog below, lit up by the morning sun. We realize, then, that we are...