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Week of October 13, 2019

How to Build a Culture of Life  Watching the news and reading the headlines, we may feel helpless seeing the heartbreaking lack of respect for human life.  How do we respond?  Changing the culture is a process of conversion that begins in our own hearts.  When we encounter Christ, experience His love, and deepen our […]

Week of October 6, 2019

Christ Our Hope:  In Every Season of Life From the time we are knit together in our mothers’ wombs until we take our final breaths, each moment of our lives is a gift from God.  While every season of life brings its own challenges and trials, each season also gives us new opportunities to grow […]

Week of September 29, 2019

Canticle of Mary (Magnificat) Luke 1:46-55 My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord, my spirit rejoices in God my Savior for he has looked with favor on his lowly servant. From this day all generations will call me blessed: the Almighty has done great things for me, and holy is his Name. He has […]

Week of September 22, 2019

Below is a reflection that was part of a homily given by Fr. Walter Burghardt, SJ on today’s Gospel from Luke. The parable of the Dishonest Manager is challenging to every Christian, especially if you are gifted with the good things of earth, or hold in your hands the living or dying of others, or […]

Week of September 15, 2019

In his letter to all of you Bishop Johnston stated that his first hope was that in releasing the list of diocesan clergy with substantiated abuse of minors allegations it will acknowledge the survivors of clergy sexual abuse and their wounds. The bishop also asks us to pray for those who are in need of […]

Week of September 8, 2019

Whoever does not carry his own cross and come after me cannot be my disciple. Lk. 14:27 Jesus didn’t hide the reality from his disciples. He pointed out the difficulties, the hardships, and the sacrifices that would be required of those who would follow him.  He told them in no uncertain terms that it wouldn’t […]

Thus says the Lord:  I know their works and their thoughts, and I come to gather nations of every language; they shall come and see my glory. —Isaiah 66:18 In today’s Gospel Jesus picks up on the theme of Isaiah’s prophecy when he describes the people who will be inside the master’s house at the […]