One of the great blessings of the Easter Season is the way in which the church directs our attention to the Acts of the Apostles in both the weekday and the Sunday readings.
In the readings of the Easter Season, it sometimes seems that the two positions of “seeing” and “believing” are mutually exclusive.
The cross stands at the center of our reflection in these days. Lent summoned us to follow Jesus to the Jerusalem that held the cross on which he would die. The Triduum draws us to the foot of the cross. Easter leads us away to the new life won on the cross. An empty...
A host of lessons arises within the story of the Prodigal Son. It continues to challenge and suggest as we reflect and recognize ourselves in the text.
For me, the word most frequently invoked as one reflects upon and participates in the call to synodality in the current Church is “listening.”
Sometimes when I read the Scriptures, a word pops out for me in a way that it has not done before.
If you have ever seen Fiddler on the Roof, you may remember the prayer of Tevye.
This scripture reminds us of our responsibility to honor the prophets among us.
Whenever I have taught the Epistles of Paul or instructed lectors on these texts, I emphasize that one must read these letters as if they were addressed to oneself and to a Christian community gathered to hear them.
In an earlier post, I noted how the Holy Father’s summons to “synodality” attracts me. His call to “journey together” reminds me of how often I travel alone and according to my own devices. Who should be my companions on the way and what provisions should I bring? ...