Jews demand signs and Greeks look for wisdom, but we proclaim Christ crucified, a stumbling block to Jews and foolishness to Gentiles…(1 Cor. 1:22) Fr. Richard Rohr, who runs a Center for Action and Contemplation in New Mexico, writes a daily column that I find thought provoking and challenging. Below is a recent one that […]

We have begun our discussion of Fr. Gregory Boyle’s book, Tattoos on the Heart. Fr. Boyle tells how he came to the title of his book: Once, after dealing with a particularly exasperating homie named Sharkey, I switched my strategy and decide to catch him in the act of doing the right thing. I can […]

Today’s introduction to the Penitential Rite is taken from Pope Francis’ exhortation The Joy of the Gospel. “I invite Christians, everywhere, at this very moment, to a renewed personal encounter with Jesus Christ, or at least an openness to letting him encounter them; I ask all of you to do this unfailingly each day.” Not […]

Already Lent is upon us. February 18th is Ash Wednesday. Masses will be celebrated at 8:00 am, 5:00 pm, and 7:00 pm. We will come to be marked with ashes, a reminder to us to turn away from sin and be faithful to the Gospel. We will hear the call to prayer and the private […]

There was a man who was in the habit of going off by himself into a remote wood. One day a friend, curious to know what he was up to, followed him into the wood. When he caught up with him, he found him sitting quietly on a log. “What are you doing?” he asked […]

When I read the second reading from St. Paul’s first letter to the Corinthians I wondered, “What was Paul thinking?” He seems to have little regard for marriage, encouraging people not to marry so they will be free of anxieties. As I read some commentaries on this passage in Chapter 7 of 1 Corinthians I […]

In his reflection on today’s readings Fr. Karban reminds us that the Bible is actually a library containing many different literary genres. Our sacred authors were certainly inspired to convey their ideas of how God works in our lives, but like all authors, they were free to employ different literary categories to convey those theologies. […]


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