Sunday Scripture
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Ez 18:25-28 Psalm 25:4-5, 8-10, 14 Phil 2:1-11 Gospel: Mt 21:28-32 This Sunday’s readings may not contain any big surprises, but there’s an important point we might overlook. The … more
On the brink of celebrating the end of Mary’s pregnancy — Christmas begins this evening — we look back to its beginning. Today’s Gospel presents the conversation between Mary and an angel … more
In today’s first reading, St. Luke tells about the church in the months after Jesus’ resurrection. It was just one community, made up of a few thousand Jewish believers in the city of Jerusalem. … more
When Jesus encounters the sick, their lives are changed forever. As Jesus heals their physical disease, he gives them the gift of knowing they are loved unconditionally and that they are invited to … more
In his book “Outliers: The Story of Success,” author Malcolm Gladwell offers intriguing explanations for why some people are more successful than others. Gladwell looks for general rules of … more
When a neighbor announced she planned to run a marathon, her motivation impressed us all. Even more remarkable was the transformation of her daily life as she prepared to achieve her goal. In the … more
The readings today announce good news that answers some of our greatest desires. But it is surprising in more ways than one. What we would like is a world justly ordered for the benefit of … more
Think of a time when you were in the presence of a well-known public figure. Perhaps it was a pope, a bishop, a celebrated author, television or movie actor, or a local celebrity. We live in a … more
Prayer is a conversation with God. We speak to God as we pray the responses of the liturgy and the psalms, in familiar devotions of the church and with words that flow spontaneously from the … more
Jesus often praised the faith of ordinary people he encountered during his earthly ministry: the man born blind, the leper shunned by the community, the Samaritan woman at the well, the royal … more
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