November 23, 2022

Believe that a friend and relative hate you, and a report from the British Reporter has found that acknowledging you are Christian in Iran will result in imprisonment. I am beginning to think that the word “hate” should be considered a dirty word. We use it frequently in our daily lives without thinking about its […]

November 9, 2022

Feast of the Dedication of the Lateran Basilica in Rome The religion teacher at our parish school brings his students to adoration every Wednesday. I suspect these students do not fully appreciate what their teacher is doing for them now. Still, one day they will realize that he was modeling respect, silence, reverence, prayer, and […]

October 26, 2022

Strive to enter through the narrow gate. Today’s gospel passage challenges us to reflect on our entrance into heaven – it isn’t easy! When we are baptized, we are freed from our sins. Our parents, godparents, family, friends, and faith community are presented with a candle to light our way. At this moment, the gate […]

October 12, 2022

Anger – we all experience it. Anger is an emotion expressing feelings towards a person or situation. The anger may be directed towards us based on our words and actions. I learned early in life that by accepting responsibility for the offense, my parents were quicker to forgive and lighten the punishment. In today’s gospel, […]

September 28, 2022

We hear a great deal today about ADD/ADHD. Many of us have children or grandchildren who have been diagnosed and now take medication to offset symptoms, helping them to calm down and stay focused. At the heart of today’s gospel is our ability to stay focused on Jesus, the chosen one God. Reading this gospel, […]

September 14, 2022

The Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross A few days ago, my husband and I went to lunch with two of our best friends. When we went to pick them up, I noticed one wearing a beautiful yet simple cross around her neck. We got so wrapped up embracing one another that I […]

August 24, 2022

Feast of Saint Bartholomew, Apostle Come here. Come and see. These phrases appear in the first reading and gospel today. Invitations are always lovely to receive. My dad was so proud to be Catholic and loved to tell how he converted his dad, his cousin, his cousin’s wife, and my mom into the Catholic faith. […]

August 10, 2022

Feast of Saint Lawrence When I began writing reflections, I cringed a bit when it was a feast day, always concerned with what I could write about someone who lived centuries ago. Now I enjoy these feasts because these saints sacrificed their life for so that we can worship Jesus. Today is no exception. Today, […]

July 27, 2022

Remember playing hide and seek as a kid? You could play inside or outside; it was free and great family fun. I always liked playing it outside, especially at dusk. There was an element of suspense and surprise. Today’s gospel is like hide and seek. It is a hidden treasure waiting to be found and […]

July 13, 2022

I give praise to you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, for although you have hidden these things from the wise and the learned, you have revealed them to the childlike. What does Jesus mean when he uses the word childlike? Innocent, ingenious, purity, sincerity, and trusting come to mind. I remember in 1961, Hurricane […]