A wise, old Benedictine nun teaches a bunch of grumbling first-year seminarians about the necessity of keeping first things first. What can faithful Catholics take away from her lesson to fulfill the responsibilities of faithful citizenship on Election Day 2012?
September 11, 2011: Twenty-Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time Have you ever held a grudge? C’mon, who among us hasn’t? When we have been wronged, our first instinct is usually to get angry. Our second instinct then is to hold onto our anger, because we somehow feel justified in doing so. Forgiveness comes later, much later if […]
August 21, 2011: Twenty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time This week’s Old Testament readings are filled with contrasting images of leaders, often depicted in battle, in action. Those whose faith is in God are exalted and do great things in His name; those whose faith is in themselves are humbled. Don’t Flatter Yourself. In the first […]
September 5, 2010: 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time Who am I? Where am I? Where am I going? These three critical questions can be applied to the readings this past Sunday and can assist us as we apply the teachings in our daily lives throughout the week and beyond. Who Am I? “If anyone comes […]