Monthly Archives: September 2014

Week of October 5, 2014

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 […]

Week of September 28, 2014

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 […]

Week of September 21, 2014

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 […]

Week of September 14, 2014

I recently received a letter from Bishop Finn reminding me (and you) that “this October (5th-19th) bishops from around the world will meet in Rome for an Extraordinary Synod on the family. Pope Francis has asked the entire Church join him in prayer for the Synod on Sunday, September 28th. Additionally, Bishop Finn asks you […]