One of the great games in the press, both secular and religious, is wondering who Pope Francis listens to on matters of pastoral care for the entire Church.
We all know not listening changed the world. If not, grab your bible and read about Adam and Eve in Gen 2-3.
I sometimes wish I could be teleported back to the days of the early church and experience Jesus as they did.
How many of us are aware of the problem Luke was addressing with his gospel?
We probably should thank Alka-Seltzer for a phrase used by most mothers. (It seems they all went to the same “Mommy School”)
Vincent was also a genius in organizing and networking. His passion for the poor expressed itself through an empowering humility that invited others to share their gifts.
As I look back over my life I realize how, over time, my relationship to God has emphasized one or another person of the Trinity.
We hope that everything will be all right and then, like a bolt from the blue, an unexpected problem arises. Our expectations clash painfully with reality.
I thought I was finished with the feast of the Epiphany for this year. Then I read the text of Pope Francis’ homily on the feast.
I have rarely if ever, thought of a 21st century 8-year-old as a Jesus figure.
In the back of my head, I have wondered why Jesus was baptized. After all, Jesus is the Son of God. He is sinless. There had to be something more.
We use the word “apocalyptic” to describe such catastrophic events. But that is not what the word apocalypse meant in biblical terms. Then it meant to reveal something new.