August 10, 2022
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Placing God at the Center of our Heart

Whenever life gets to be too heavy, the world proposes its ways to lighten it up and unwind: drugs, alcohol, speed, travels, a change of pace, trying something totally new or extreme or wild and so on. We, of course, have our own ways, tested over...

Following Him

The pages of the Gospels are designed to bring us comfort and enlighten our path to the Kingdom of God, because our life unfolds in the wake of the total transformation offered to all those who believe in the Resurrection. Yet, the page for this...

Disappointment with the Hierarchy

In a court deposition, Bishop Emeritus Howard J. Hubbard, Diocese of Albany NY, has admitted that when he received reports that eleven of his priests had sexually assaulted children, he neither notified the police, nor informed the laity...

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...

Rewiring our Minds and Hearts

The choices before us are always only two: with God, with Jesus or with the world, with human flesh (i.e., with meager human resources unaided by God’s grace). We are either blessed or cursed, believers or unbelievers, spiritual or earthly, Spirit...

Giving Jesus Our Absolute Trust

A businessman in New York City, wanting to avoid a $50 service charge, decided to change a 7 ft. fluorescent light bulb in the office ceiling himself. He brought in a new bulb and successfully installed it, but then had to dispose of the old one...

Our Dependency

For the 32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time, our first reading (1 Kings 17:10-16) and Gospel passage (Mark 12:38-44) force us to determine the degree of genuine dependency that we have on God. In other words, they show which concrete facts prove or...

Expectant Faith

Faith is mentioned more than 200 times in the Bible. Faith moves mountains. Faith transforms us into the image of Christ. When we are going through trials and tribulations, our human nature wants to control the situation, fix it and make it go away...