You Must Watch “The Chosen”!   Really???

You Must Watch “The Chosen”! Really???

I admit I was turned off by the title of the review… ‘The Chosen’ is the Jesus TV show your very Catholic aunt keeps telling you to watch. And you should.” Apparently, Mary Grace Mangano, the reviewer read my mind. She wrote “I could not help but...
Millennials Have Been Described Many Ways

Millennials Have Been Described Many Ways

A millennial, learning the Acutis story recently, said “Carlos puts flesh on what a saint who plays video games and goes on the internet looks like. He challenges me to examine my conscience and say, ‘Ok, I’m called to be a saint who uses the internet too. Am I using it to make God’s love known?’”

Pope Francis – The Poor Are True Evangelizers

Pope Francis – The Poor Are True Evangelizers

Sometimes we wish we were among those who walked with Jesus 2000 years ago. Pope Francis boldly says even today we walk with them.
Believers, when they want to see Jesus in person and touch him with their hands, know where to turn. The poor are a sacrament of Christ; they represent his person and point to him.”

When Your Whole World Changes

When Your Whole World Changes

We use the word “apocalyptic” to describe life-changing events.
In biblical times it meant to reveal something new. The Book of Daniel and today’s reading from the gospel of Mark stand in that tradition.

What Do These Slogans Have in Common?

What Do These Slogans Have in Common?

I have long been aware of how effectively Pope Francis uses stories to challenge, enlighten or motivate his listeners.
Jesus did the same in the story of the so-called Good Samaritan. He asks us to reflect on the three people who passed by the badly injured traveler.