Paul’s guidance confronts me. I desire to heed his advice, but I feel the challenge and see the obstacles. Like much of Paul’s advice, no easy response presents itself.
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Our Gospel story emphasizes the power of love. Within the Scriptures, the passages that speak of God’s love are numerous, as are those that celebrate human love.
In this contentious time when politics can influence decision-making, the biblical stories about food direct our attention to what is most important.
Scholars tell us that fully one-third of the teaching of Jesus in the Gospels comes to us through parables.
The liturgical celebrations of this past Independence Day weekend have challenged me.
St. John’s University, where I work, planned a prayer service around the theme of “Unity and Hope” in order to address the issue of racism that has dominated our country’s thinking in the past weeks
Jesus tells them and us: He is not God of the dead but of the living.
Pentecost holds high the Holy Spirit for our attention and devotion.
Vincent instructs them with the directive that they cannot think of themselves as set apart for the physical care of the poor nor for their spiritual wellbeing.
The situation caused by the coronavirus has provided a certain level of instruction for many of us.
I think that I can point to a number of elements in the Gospel story of the passion and death of Jesus that suggest that feeling of loneliness.
Did you have a chance to see Pope Francis’ “Urbi et Orbi” blessing on March 27? Faith and prayer held the center in this simple yet dramatic event.