“Daughter, Your Faith Has Saved You”: A Homily for the 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time

The Raising of the Daughter of Jairus

Thank you to my husband, Deacon Jerry Schiffer, for permitting me to share his homily. Here, he encourages us to find meaning through our faith in Jesus Christ.  "Daughter, Your Faith Has Saved You" A guest post by Deacon Jerry Schiffer I think it’s safe to say that many people are uneasy with the state of the world today. Whether the topic is the climate or politics or the economy or cultural changes, many find reason to fear the future. At times like this I think it’s good to reflect o … [Read more...]

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His Name Is John: Happy Birthday, John the Baptist!

Birth of St John the Baptist by Artemisia Gentileschi c. 1635 (In the public domain)

When the time  arrived for Elizabeth  to have her child she gave birth to  a son. Her neighbors and  relatives heard that the Lord had shown his great mercy toward her, and they rejoiced  with her. When they came on  the eighth day to circumcise the child, they were going to  call him Zechariah after his father, but his mother  said in reply, “No. He will be  called John.” But they answered  her, “There is no one  among your relatives who has this name.” So they made  signs, asking his … [Read more...]

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The Didache Bible: An Outstanding New Resource for Understanding God’s Word

The Didache Bible

The Didache Bible arrived on my doorstep recently, and it's quickly become my new go-to source for Everything You Could Ever Want to Know About the Scriptures.I'm a collector of books, and I count on my shelves about 30 different editions of the Bible.  A Parallel Bible, a Children's Bible, Study Bibles, a Christian Women's Bible, an African American Bible....  Each contains the word of God, of course, but each adds something--commentaries, reflections, meditations, artwork--intended t … [Read more...]

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