My friends, the whole story during this holy season invites us to strengthen our faith within our closest community and to express it in the widest world.
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This year something different in the Christmas readings captured my prayer and attention. Perhaps it suggests the times and the disposition of my mind and heart.
We can recognize the effort and success that people of good will exert to move us beyond the moment and onto the right track.
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.
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.
The explosion on 8/4 will be seared into the minds of every person in Lebanon. Beirut, with its estimated 300,000 homeless is almost already forgotten in world media.
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.
In a few days, through Facebook Live, many Vincentians will meet online to pray for the needs of the men and women of today’s world (especially those individuals who are poor).
Who is a VIncentian? Is it an organization, a mindset, a federation of religious organizations? Let me suggest that it is a way of looking at things shared by a number of people.
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