A Paraprosdokian That Christians Can Live By

Thank you once again to my dear husband, Deacon Jerry Schiffer, for giving me permission to repost his homily for this, the 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year B). *     *     *     *     *A Paraprosdokian That Christians Can Live By  by Deacon Jerry Schiffer  I learned a new word this week that I thought I would share with you -- “Paraprosdokian.”A paraprosdokian is a saying or figure of speech with an ending that makes you stop and think.Like:“Knowledge is knowi … [Read more...]

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Rediscover Jesus

Yesterday in this space, I opened the floor for Matthew Kelly--featuring a chapter from Matthew's new book Rediscover Jesus: An Invitation as part of the Dynamic Catholic blog tour. Today, my own thoughts.Matthew Kelly's popularity is, no doubt, due to the fact that his writing is so clear, so accessible, so upbeat and true. Rediscover Jesus follows on the heels of his best-selling Rediscover Catholicism, and offers helps to grow in holiness and in closeness to Christ.It works like this: … [Read more...]

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Wise Advice from St. Peter Regelado

Do you remember when Pope Francis spoke of the Church as a field hospital for sinners?  In a September 2013 interview which was published in Jesuit publications worldwide, the Holy Father said: “I see the Church as a field hospital after battle. It is useless to ask a seriously injured person if he has high cholesterol and about the level of his blood sugars! You have to heal his wounds. Then we can talk about everything else. Heal the wounds, heal the wounds. ... And you have to start from the … [Read more...]

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