May 19, 2020
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Where Are We Going?

One of the most famous and influential justices of the U. S. Supreme Court was Oliver Wendell Holmes, who served on the Court for thirty years at the beginning of the 20th century. He was known for his brilliant mind—and also for being rather absent...

Things are Not Always as They Appear

Several years ago, a well known deacon within my archdiocese prepared a “trap” for those attending the monthly diaconate formation session being held at a suburban parish. This deacon is an unusual individual, even by the askew standards...

What Do We See?

This side of heaven, many of us have been given the gift of five senses to encounter the world. If you can’t remember them, they are: touch, smell, taste, hear, and see. For a moment, however, imagine what life would be like if our first four...

The Real Need Is To Have Vision

The Real Need Is To Have Vision

It is said that what sells newspapers is bad news. Too often preachers as well focus on all that’s bad in our world. I must confess that I have fallen into that trap myself. And candidates for political office use that device when campaigning...

United In God’s Plan Of Creation

United In God’s Plan Of Creation

There’s a story about a sailor who was shipwrecked on a beautiful but primitive island in the South Seas. The natives picked him up off the beach, carried him on their shoulders to their village, and placed him on a crude throne. As the man slowly...

Master, I Want To See

Years ago a woman who had been received into the Catholic Church wandered into an Episcopalian church by mistake on a Saturday afternoon a few months later. The Episcopalian, or Anglican church, as it’s called in England, came into existence back in...

Who Is Really Blind, And Who Really Sees?

Back in the late 1700s a man named John Newton, a man committed to destroy the Christian faith and an alcoholic libertine, was by the grace of God, rescued, restored, healed, and given the sight to see what he was and what God wanted him to be. He...

On Reclaiming Our Way

On Reclaiming Our Way

Jesus said, Whoever wishes to be great among you will be your servant, whoever wishes to be first among you will be the slave of all. As profound as that statement is, we need to understand exactly what Jesus means when He uses the words servant and...