March 20, 2020
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COVID-19: God’s Invitation

As we all watch our normal world massively slow down it dawned on me. This is happening during Lent. Coincidence? I think not. God is calling us all to slow down and reflect. The cancellations of meetings, sporting events, public gatherings...

Trusting Jesus

Siena is a small town in Italy, and St. Catherine of Siena, who lived in the 14th century, had, even as a child, a profound love for Jesus and an intense yearning to be spiritually united with Him, a desire she expressed by constant acts of penance...

Living Well with Cancer

February 4th is International Cancer Day. On the cancer journey negatives can become positives, and priorities re-established. We can still improve our lives in deeper ways. Living well with cancer is not only possible but can be extremely...

The Way of the Spirit

The Bible offers to us believers a very accurate and rich list of the components that make up a human being. To the traditional dual components of body and soul, (the body being physical and the soul spiritual), the Bible adds mind and heart, spirit...

God’s Hands: Firm and Secure

Could our Gospel passage (John 10:27-30) be any shorter on this Fourth Sunday of Easter? Yet, it packs a tremendous amount of comfort for each one of us, even though, perhaps, for different reasons. “No one can take them out of my hand.” “No one can...

Trusting in His Grace

Once upon a time there was a poor, unremarkable kingdom that had only one claim to fame: its king owned, as a family heirloom, a magnificent diamond of amazing beauty and perfection. He kept this treasure on display in a special room in his castle...

Seeking the Gift that Matters

A poem was once written about a tragic situation in which five people unnecessarily froze to death around a campfire one winter. It was a bitterly cold night, and there was no shelter available. The fire was dying out and needed to be replenished...

For Us, Jesus Must Be Everything

When I was newly ordained, I heard our retreat master mention something that has stuck to the back of my mind as Gospel truth and has had the significance of a milestone on the road to happiness, i.e., to God: “Jesus has to be everything for you.”...