#26: Roll Back the Stone

Last year on Good Friday, our Holy Father greeted us in the darkness of the night. It was a profound encounter with Him as he stood alone – isolated – on the street, a solitary figure and then after prayer, …

#25: The Lord Looks into the Heart

“Don’t pick at that scab,” said my mother. She said this to keep the wound which the scab covered protected and sterile from the outside world. The scab helped the physical wound to heal. Sometimes, when we are not reconciled …

#24: Here I am Lord

My Sisters and Brothers in Christ,
God asks Adam and Eve, “Where are you?” Now, we also hear Him asking Abraham, where are you? The response of Adam and Eve was cloaked in difficulty because their eyes were closed to …

#22: Merry Christmas

Blessings to you this holy season of Christmas! It strikes me that we experienced our season of Advent more intimately these past weeks as we understand it to be the season of waiting and longing. For what were we waiting?…

#21: O Come Emmanuel

During the season of Advent, we are reminded through Scripture to stay awake, to be alert, to make ready. We hear descriptions of light penetrating the darkness. To be faithful is a common theme. The fulfillment of the promise is …

#20: Eucharist, Christ the King

A well-known theologian, Father Hans Urs von Balthasar, said, “We must make every effort to arouse the sense of community within the liturgy . . . enlarging the scope of prayer, so often, narrow and selfish, to embrace the concerns …

#19: Support the work of Catholic Charities

Grace and Peace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. Ezekiel prophesies God’s covenant. God will tend to us as a shepherd; He will not abandon us but provide us great care. God will give us the rest we …

#18: Model For All Believers

In the papal encyclical, Fratelli Tutti, Pope Francis joyfully shares, “Let us dream, then, as a single human family, as fellow travelers sharing the same flesh, as children of the same earth which is our common home, each of us …