There can be times where it can feel as if everything depends upon us. We can become overwhelmed thinking that if we do not work hard at something, everything will fall apart. Sometimes it is because we are overwhelmed by the circumstances of life. Consider a single parent in the inner city who works a job simply to provide a meager living for her children. Or how about an adult child caring for a very sick parent? Or people engaged in a very difficult ministry?
Readings for Today There are few things that bring as much joy as when we think about the perfect place. It might be a vacation spot that is a particular favorite of ours. It may be a camp where we can get away from it all. It might even be an imaginary world where we […]
In 2013, Pope Francis declared that a Year of Consecrated Life (YCL) be celebrated throughout the world. YCL will begin on the First Sunday of Advent, November 30, 2014. It will close on the World Day of Consecrated Life, February 2, 2016. Learn more here. Be sure to share . . .
Readings for Today Do you ever talk about your faith with someone else? Have you ever had faith experiences that are so powerful you need to discuss them with another to make sense of them? Some may have these types of conversations with their spouse, while others may seek out a spiritual director. But, there […]
Readings for Today “The community of believers was of one heart and mind, and no one claimed that any of his possessions was his own, but they had everything in common.” How wonderful this sounds! But this statement must be placed in its proper context. It is not the case that this style of life […]
Readings for Today So much is contained in the praying of the “Our Father.” In fact, it is the perfect prayer. It reminds us of our place with God, and focuses our attention on the basic needs we have. Most of all, especially with the lines after the “Our Father”, the emphasis today is on […]
Greetings in Christ, I am sure everyone is saddened still by the events that occurred last week in Newtown, Connecticut. I want to provide some updates and to offer some reflections as to how these events will affect us here Blessed Sacrament, and what people of faith might do to make sense of the senseless. […]
Readings for Today These are strange times. Our country and our Church appear more polarized than ever. On the political level, Obama is loved by some, reviled by others, and each side is entrenched in their views. On an ecclesial level, we are either dismantling Vatican II or correcting the misinterpretations of it. And the […]