In the Gospel of the day, we hear the crucified Christ ridiculed at the end of his life. Listen to the way in which each group mocks Jesus.
The stories in Luke 15 (the lost sheep, coin and son) forcefully draw our attention to our importance in the eyes of God.
All of us have become familiar with the incentive that has become part of our national effort to protect each other and our country: “If you see something, say something.”
One of Vincent’s instructions to the Daughters of Charity involved the decision on what to do when the obligation for prayer and the obligation for service collided.
Paul ordinarily employed a scribe to write down the letters that he dictated for the benefit of his local churches. Sometimes, however, he picks up the pen himself to write a last few lines.
On occasion, some college campuses run a program called “The Last Lecture.” We have done it a few times at St. John’s.
Each year, St. John’s University organizes a program around the Vincentian Chair of Social Justice (VCSJ).
In the middle of the Acts of the Apostles (c. 15), we find one of the first issues of exclusion in the young Christian community.
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.