October 16, 2020

Are not five sparrows sold for two small coins? Yet not one of them has escaped the notice of God. Even the hairs of your head have all been counted. Do not be afraid. You are worth more than five sparrows. Do we ever give much thought to how much we watch over others? In […]

September 18, 2020

Growing up, my grandmother lived with us six to nine months of the year. Being the youngest of four in a three-bedroom house, I got to share a room with grandma. Every night she recited the rosary and other prayers before reading her Perry Mason novel. She was a woman of great faith, always setting […]

August 21, 2020

Memorial of Saint Pius X, Pope I was channel surfing the other day and came across the movie Love Actually. The movie chronicles the lives of several people, falling in love, falling out of love, failing in relationships, their joys, and laments. As you watch the movie, you find that many of the characters are […]

July 17, 2020

Today is about remembering. Growing up, Sundays were for God and family, always beginning with Sunday Mass. The remainder of the day was a time of relaxation, playing with friends and siblings, and because my dad controlled the one TV, plenty of sports. Our kitchen was large, and so the main dining table was right […]

June 19, 2020

Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus Growing up, I never gave much thought to solemnities. Holy days of obligation, yes! It was a day off from school. My father in law belonged to the Society of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, a group of Italian-American men by birth or by marriage. They are […]

May 15, 2020

It’s all about love again! I can’t seem to get a song from 1965 out of my head since the outbreak of Covid-19. The music and lyrics, written by Hal David and Burt Bacharach, are like a prayer. “What the world needs now is love sweet love. It’s the only thing that there’s just too […]

April 17, 2020

It’s March 20th and how the world has changed! Yet, I feel the presence of Jesus and see his abundant love in action, and for this I am grateful. I came home today and was greeted by my three-year-old with a big smile and hug. I saw on the news an elderly man who can […]

March 20, 2020

Love, love, love! Today is all about love. Not the romantic love we see in movies or read in novels but the everlasting love God has for humankind. The challenge Jesus presents in the gospel is where we all too often fail. Although created in the image of God, we are not God but human […]

February 21, 2020

You know the old adage; actions speak louder than words. Well, it’s at the heart of today’s readings. As Catholic Christians, faith defines us. We proclaim the Creed every Sunday, and we go beyond all other religions in believing that the bread we break and the wine we drink are the body and blood of […]

January 17, 2020

Doors don’t open by themselves not even automatic ones. Someone has to open the door. In the first reading, Samuel is desperately trying to open the door, the minds of the elders of Israel. They’ve lost faith in God and want Samuel to appoint a king to rule and judge. I love God’s response to […]