Sunday Scripture
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“I am the Lord and there is no other” (Is 45:6). The prophet Isaiah tells us, in simple yet weighty words, that God’s power is universal, loving and mysterious. Earthly power comes from God … more
Think of the last time you heard or read something of interest. Perhaps it was the headline news, a radio program, an online article, the daily newspaper or the most recent message in your email … more
Deep below the Eternal City, Rome, lie several early Christian images of Jesus. One remarkable third-century fresco discovered in the Roman catacomb of Priscilla portrays Jesus as the Good Shepherd. … more
By Kevin Perrotta, Catholic News Service Today’s readings begin and end talking about how we talk. A Jewish sage, Sirach, makes the observation that “when a sieve is shaken, the husks appear; … more
Genesis 12:1-4a Psalm 33:4-5,18-20, 22 2 Timothy 1:8b-10 Gospel: Matthew 17:1-9 The “mountain” where I recently experienced Jesus transfigured was actually a kitchen table. My … more
It might surprise us to learn that we live in an age of Christian martyrdom. Some have claimed that more Christians have been martyred in the 20th century than in the first four centuries of the … more
On this first Sunday of Advent, the word of God offers a timely message. For the sights and sounds of the season bring multiple distractions into our daily routines. There is the sensory overload of … more
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
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