They seemed, in the view of the foolish, to be dead…and their going forth from us, utter destruction. But they are in peace. (Wis. 3:2-3) Today, we remember and celebrate the lives of those who have gone before us. Paige Byrne Shortal tells a story about grieving and remembering that I found touching. Years ago […]

Which commandment in the law is the greatest? The Sadducees were silenced last week when they asked if it was lawful to pay the census tax to Caesar or not. In today’s Gospel the Pharisees are trying to test Jesus by asking the question above. There were 613 laws in the Torah. Jesus was critical […]

Who in their right mind starts a debate with Jesus and expects to win?” In today’s Gospel, the Pharisees’ disciples and Herodians try to trap Jesus by presenting an either/or quandary – “Is it lawful to pay the census tax to Caesar or not?” The tax in question was imposed on every adult man, woman […]

Next weekend is Mission Sunday. There will be a second collection to assist missionary efforts by our Church throughout the world. Below is a letter from Bishop Finn. “Today vast numbers of people still do not know Jesus Christ.” Pope Francis begins his message for this year’s celebration of World Mission Sunday with these words. […]

The theme for Respect Life Month is: Each of us is a Masterpiece of God’s creation. Below are excerpts from Pope Francis’ “Day for Life Greeting.” Imagine yourself pausing in front of a design of great beauty. Your soul quiets and is filled with wonder and awe. If art, created by man, can evoke such […]

Today we have another of Jesus’ parables. In order to understand the parable it is helpful to put it in context of what has gone before in the passage. Earlier in chapter 21 Jesus had driven out those who were engaged in selling and buying. Many believe that Jesus is simply condemning some greedy temple […]

Seek the Lord while he may be found… Isaiah 55:6 Our scripture readings today take us on a pilgrimage to seek the Lord. This journey takes us down roads we might not travel because, “my thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are your ways my ways, says the Lord.”(Isa 55:8) So this road we are […]


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