A New Year

Reading the online news these past few days, I’ve noticed that Pope Francis has been named “Best” something or other of the year by several organizations – in addition to TIME MAGAZINE’S ‘Man of the [...]

2016-10-19T11:25:26+00:00March 16th, 2015|

PREPARE THE WAY OF THE LORD

This message which originates with John the Baptist is also directed to each of us who follow Jesus and are preparing for the Christmas feast! We are all involved in elaborate activities of baking and [...]

2016-10-19T11:25:26+00:00March 16th, 2015|

VATICAN II — PART II

As I’ve been reading the new encyclical and the various comments about it in the media, THE JOY OF THE GOSPEL, I hear a familiar bell of Vatican II ringing loud and clear -- just [...]

2016-10-11T11:17:53+00:00March 16th, 2015|

WHAT’S THE PROJECTED WAIT TIME?

On my daily commute, I pass a billboard that features the actual ‘wait time’ for the Emergency Room at our local hospital. It’s information I don’t actually need every day, but it does tell a [...]

2016-10-11T11:17:53+00:00March 16th, 2015|

REMEMBERING and GRATITUDE share a connection

Some years ago, I enjoyed the friendship of a remarkable woman who challenged me constantly to ‘Make the Connections!’ This meant: ‘Make the Connections’ in life, about the important things that happen and about the [...]

2016-10-19T11:25:26+00:00March 16th, 2015|

MINDFULNESS AND THANKFULNESS

Just the other day, I was chatting with a friend and she asked me if I ever got my birthday gift. I fell silent for a moment, and had to confess I couldn’t remember. She [...]

2016-10-19T11:25:26+00:00March 16th, 2015|

THE CHURCH TODAY NEEDS WOMEN’S GIFTS

There’s a lot of talk these days about the new pope and his influence on society and the world at large. There is much information flying about on social media and in the news generally [...]

2016-10-19T11:25:26+00:00March 16th, 2015|

VATICAN II LIVES ON

As we listen to the many reports about our new pope, Francis, it’s heartening to hear how well he is being received. I find myself wondering just what‘s happening in the culture and in our [...]

2016-10-19T11:25:26+00:00March 16th, 2015|

National Holidays (a commentary)

Every now and then, I find myself wondering about things that have been long-accepted, even an aspect of ‘tradition’ or family celebrations. This weekend, I read some historical findings about our Columbus Day practices and [...]

2016-10-19T11:25:26+00:00March 16th, 2015|

Teach Us To Pray

“Jesus was praying in a certain place, and when he had finished, one of his disciples said to him, ‘Lord, teach us to pray just as John taught his disciples to pray.’” (Luke 11:1). A [...]

2016-10-19T11:25:26+00:00March 16th, 2015|