Beyond Waving Palm Branches

On Palm Sunday will I be waving the palm branches of my blind spots or holding high the cross of God’s universal love?

Falling In Love With “Real Families”

It is a shame that most people only hear polarized pundits cherry-picking from a select few paragraphs, or even just footnotes, in what in reality is an inspiring document describing and addressed to the real family of today.

How Could This Happen?

“All God’s people carry within themselves the same potencies that energized the early Christian movement…”

The Contagion of Christianity

Do others experience God’s love for them mirrored by our lives? Is it any wonder that Jesus speaks of the final judgement in terms of what we do for the unrecognized, bruised and broken Christ in our midst?

Lost Your Identity?

If we lose proof of who we are and the joys and sorrows of our lives, something very precious is gone.

Ever Given Up On a Dream?

Pope Francis, in “Envisioning and engendering an Open World,” presents a world where we move beyond the original fault of self-centeredness to recognizing the worth of every human person.

Seeing Beyond My Nose

“Move us to create healthier societies and a more dignified world, a world without hunger, poverty, violence and war. May our hearts be open to all the peoples and nations of the earth.”

This Lent – Where’re Ya Going?

At the beginning of Lent, we have an opportunity to think about where we are heading on the journey of our life. In his Lenten letter, Pope Francis reminds us that Lent is a journey to Easter.

Learning From a Vincentian Nobel Prize Nominee

A Vincentian priest has made it his life’s work to “go out to the margins” of society and try to restore dignity to the “living scraps” of a “throwaway culture”. Pedro Opeka CM, has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize… again.

How Build Community in our Divided World?

A quick foray into various styles of conflict resolution suggests that there are two major concerns underlying how people approach conflict- concern for self (assertiveness) and concern for others (empathy).

It’s All Pope Francis’ Fault!

Since last October Jesus’ “story” has found a home in my heart to a degree I never expected. And it is all Pope Francis’ fault! I can no longer tame the shock of the story. What a challenge to change my way of thinking.

A Sight For Sore Eyes

An environment of survival withers the hearts of our elderly, taking away their ability to dream. In this way, it cripples the prophecy that our young are called to proclaim and work to achieve.

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