Have We Outgrown Nativity Scenes?

A good number of readers have either witnessed or were participants as children in appropriate costumes and props re-enacted the Nativity scene.

Should We Imitate a Servant King?

The most effective reporters highlight the impact on the life and concerns of a viewer. Pope Francis seems to instinctively do the same.

The Poor Will Always Be With You??

Here I reflect on a “prequel” to the very first council, the Council of Jerusalem (Acts 15).  I will also fast-forward to the two-year-long “sequel” taking place right now.

“What are you hearing?”

The most effective reporters highlight the impact on the life and concerns of a viewer. Pope Francis seems to instinctively do the same.

Do You Ignore “Nudges”?

A big storm approaches. The weatherman urges everyone to get to higher ground. In his rectory, a priest says, “I won’t worry, God will save me.”

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