The Laborers are Few: Pondering Our “Yes”

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I’m in the regular habit of watching the daily gospel reflection videos from the USCCB as a part of my morning prayer time. So many days, these simple two minute ponderings truly bring the gospel to life for me. Such is always the case on Tuesdays, when I hear from one of my favorite preachers, Fr. [Read More...]

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Am I a Follower?

As they were proceeding on their journey someone said to him, “I will follow you wherever you go.”  Jesus answered him, “Foxes have dens and birds of the sky have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to rest his head.” And to another he said, “Follow me.”  But he replied, “Lord, let me [Read More...]

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Who Do I Say that He Is?

Once when Jesus was praying in solitude, and the disciples were with him, he asked them, “Who do the crowds say that I am?”  Luke 9:18 The Sunday bulletin at my parish often contains a few brief reflection questions related to the Sunday Liturgy of the Word. If I have my act together and arrive [Read More...]

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When Helping is Messy

I’ve been praying about an email I received early this week. The digital missive was a cry for help. Behind the simple question the writer asked were a series of complex issues, like layers on an onion. It sat in my inbox unanswered for a few days. “I’m busy,” I thought. “I’ll reply later…” Two [Read More...]

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Learning to Live from Someone Who Has Died – Zach Sobiech

This video has been making the rounds since the world said goodbye to Zach Sobiech on May 20th. Gone too soon, but having touched so many in immeasurable ways, Zach tells us in his own words in this video about living life to its fullest. Please take 22 minutes today and watch this video. Then [Read More...]

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What the Pastor Joel Osteen Hoax Teaches Us about Ourselves

My technology segment on today’s episode of the Sonrise Morning Show dealt with this week’s elaborate hoax targeting Pastor Joel Osteen of Lakewood Church in Texas. If you’re unaware of the details of the elaborate ruse, here’s a rundown. In short, a fake website was launched and tricked many into thinking that Joel Osteen had denounced [Read More...]

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What Hate, Entitlement and Stupidity Look Like in the Digital Age

Hey friends, I hope you’ll permit me a moment of non-Catholic, issue oriented blogging today. My home town, the city of Fresno, California, is all in an uproar over a digital slip-up that has resulted in front page news and the dismissal of a high-ranking board member within a local non-profit organization. I’ll leave you [Read More...]

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#PopeMoving: Pontifical Mission Societies Offer a Practical Giving Opportunity

The world watched and celebrated this week as Pope Francis was installed as our new Holy Father. To mark this momentous occasion and to help the faithful commemorate Pope Francis’ Pontificate, the Pontifical Mission Societies have launched the “Pope Moving” campaign: Our Holy Father has indicated that he wants us to celebrate his inauguration as [Read More...]

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Following Papa Francisco’s Lead: 5 Easy Ways to Love the Poor in Honor of His Pontificate

I’ve spent the past few days falling in love with our new Holy Father, Pope Francis. As a saint fangirl, I joined many in those first few hours of speculation over “which Francis” our new Pope was honoring with his name selection. While we now know that he took his name for St. Francis of [Read More...]

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