Thanks Every Day

Tuesday, November 15th, 2016 Posted in writing | 1 Comment »

Every November we celebrate Thanksgiving when, if we are lucky, we can gather with family and friends to count our blessings and share a meal. But being grateful isn’t something just for one day out of the year. It should ...

What the Future Holds

Monday, February 10th, 2014 Posted in writing | No Comments »

Last week the eyes of more than a few of us were turned towards a little town in Pennsylvania waiting for a groundhog named Phil to see or not see his shadow and thus let us know if Spring this ...

Arise!

Saturday, June 30th, 2012 Posted in writing | No Comments »

The story of Jesus’ raising the daughter of Jairus, a synagogue official (Mark, chapter 5), recounts his confrontation with death and with the mourners at Jairus’ house. We naturally focus on Jesus’ restoring life, but it’s worth paying attention to ...

Easter Consolation

Wednesday, April 11th, 2012 Posted in writing | No Comments »

Most of us live with disappointments, and though we may be disappointed with others (including God), I suspect that we are often most disappointed with ourselves. The two disciples on their way from Jerusalem to Emmaus on the ...

The Elephant

Thursday, April 15th, 2010 Posted in writing | No Comments »

The elephant in the living room of today’s Catholic church is, of course, the abuse scandal. We know it’s there; but we’re also like the blind men examining the elephant in the famous story, each one coming up with a ...