June 2, 2015

Summer is underway, and we’ll be wanting to get out to relish the sun. We’ll also want to get out and relish the Son. Here are three dates in June you don’t want to miss. Read more

May 29, 2015

U2 doesn’t bill itself as a Christian band, yet they’ve consistently put their Christian faith and Biblical themes at the center of their music. Way cool, especially considering that U2 is one of the most popular rock bands of all time. Read more

May 29, 2015

The ability to unite by desire with Jesus, to invite him into my frazzled heart and soul, and to experience the power of his love gives me renewed hope and strength. It’s a reminder that, even though I’m not physically at Mass receiving his Body, Jesus still is close to me, within me with his grace. All I have to do is ask. Read more

May 27, 2015

I can be at peace there, and the loveliness of the new growth all around me reminds me of God’s goodness and grace. The fact that some of the plants will end up as sustenance reminds me of God’s providence and assurance that he will take perfect care of my family and me. Read more

May 24, 2015

I’m seeing it in my mom’s eyes, and hearing it in her voice. She looks but doesn’t really look, and her tone is flat, as if it’s too much work to express interest or emotion. She’ll give brief answers to questions, but doesn’t ask any of her own. My mother is dying. Read more

May 24, 2015

Veni Sancte Spiritus – or Come Holy Spirit in English – is a traditional Pentecost hymn that beckons the Holy Spirit to descend on us all, to bring his Fire of Love and transform us in Christ. Read more

May 22, 2015

There are a number of Pentecost images that I love to meditate on. I read the Scripture passage and then pretend I’m there, letting my mind picture the people and happenings of the decent of the Holy Spirit upon the apostles and those gathered with them in the Upper Room. I can “see” all 120 or so of the men and women, praying and perhaps fearful and uncertain about what would happen to them after Jesus’ Ascension.   Then they… Read more

May 21, 2015

Perhaps it’s not time to dump all our wireless routers, but it is time to take note of the rising number of cases of WiFi sensitivity. Read more

May 19, 2015

Josiah Duncan gave witness to fraternal charity, and his mom helped him to follow through on it. By doing that, she not only taught him about charity, but also she taught him about not judging others. Read more

May 16, 2015

With things coming at us from all sides – obligations, struggles, discord, hardship, and the like – we can be tempted to let prayer slide amidst the busy-ness. But that’s exactly the time when we most need to slow down and spend some time with the Lord in quietude and prayer. Having tireless fervor and persevering love doesn’t mean that our prayer lives are perfect. Rather, it means that we keep a it, imperfect though it may be, out of love for the Triune God. Read more


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