Sunday Scripture
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Some Sundays in church I sit and listen to the Scripture readings waiting for something to strike me, but nothing does. All of it is good and important, but nothing shouts “this is meant for you … more
Our bundle of Scripture texts today communicates various calls to action. “Let us love not in word or speech but in deed and truth,” St. John counsels in the second reading. We should keep … more
Today we hear from Job, who lost all his children in a disaster and contracted a painful disease. I picture him as a character in a play, seated on a dimly lit stage, with other members of the cast … more
The deaf man in today’s Gospel must have known fear. For his speech impediment ensured that he was alone and helpless. He would have known the pain … more
Exodus 17:3-7 Psalm 95:1-2, 6-9 Romans 5:1-2, 5-8 Gospel: John 4:5-42 What is it that has causes you to follow a man who walked the earth about … more
Servant love is the heart of missionary discipleship. We may teach the truth effectively, share the moral demands of the Gospel boldly, and partake in public and personal prayer with devotion. But … more
Chances are most of us struggle to keep up with New Year’s resolutions. I don’t know about you, but I’ve fallen behind on my spiritual resolutions already! Thanks be to God we have the fast … more
Friendship with God and neighbor is the whole purpose of the Christian life from beginning to end. God creates each one of us out of love, to love one another. Our creation is an eternal and unique … more
1 Samuel 16:1b, 6-7, 10-13a Psalm 23:1-6 Ephesians 5:8-14 Gospel: John 9:1-41 In the U.S. there is an eight-month period called daylight saving time. Each fall, we move our clocks back … more
By Kevin Perrotta Catholic News Service About a week after my wife Mary died of breast cancer, I took her wedding dress out of the closet where she had kept it and laid it on the bed and … more
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