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Changing My Focus On St. Joseph

Joseph became much more real to me when, instead of starting with the image Joseph in scripture or art, I started with thinking of Joseph in terms of our experiences of the best of human fatherhood.

Juneteenth – Celebration? Challenge?

As St. Vincent was becoming aware of the depth of many forms of poverty that he had not appreciated while growing up, Madame de Gondi asked Vincent. “What must be done?”

A Perfect Storm

In following Jesus, the miracle worker, early Christians never imagined their lives and heritage reduced to the rubble in Roman persecution. How could they make sense of all this?

Changing My Focus On St. Joseph

Changing My Focus On St. Joseph

Joseph became much more real to me when, instead of starting with the image Joseph in scripture or art, I started with thinking of Joseph in terms of our experiences of the best of human fatherhood.

A Perfect Storm

A Perfect Storm

In following Jesus, the miracle worker, early Christians never imagined their lives and heritage reduced to the rubble in Roman persecution. How could they make sense of all this?

Is the Church a Closet?

Is the Church a Closet?

Is the Church like a closet where we wistfully keep things from the past, a dreary chamber filled only with us, our problems and our disappointments? Then it will be impossible to recognize God’s silent and unassuming presence.

Another Cry of the Poor – Room On Your Plate?

Another Cry of the Poor – Room On Your Plate?

Making room on our plate to pray… O God of the poor, help us to rescue the abandoned and forgotten of this earth, so precious in your eyes. Bring healing to our lives, that we may protect the world and not prey on it, that we may sow beauty, not pollution and destruction.

Cancel Memorial Day?

Cancel Memorial Day?

Memorial Day began as a rememberance of those who died in the Civil War and then extended to all wars. What has happened to the visits to cemeteries and parades?