Sunday, November 19, 2017
When I was a young child attending Saint Joseph School in Uniontown, I remember the times when we, as a school community, would join together in offering a “Spiritual Bouquet” to someone for a special occasion.
Sunday, November 12, 2017
Spiritual Sleepwalking requires an Awakening "Therefore, stay awake, for you know neither the day nor the hour." Someone once quipped, "I'm not asleep, but that doesn't mean I'm awake." This vividly describes many of today's churchgoers.
Sunday, November 5, 2017
Jesus isn't messing around in today's Gospel. He begins his teaching in today's gospel by noticing a problem with how we are attempting to bring others to faith. The problem is we are not bringing people to faith in Jesus because we don't practice what we
Sunday, October 29, 2017
Who’s next? It’s a question we usually hear when waiting in line at a deli counter, a bank, or airport check-in; but in the gospel? In today’s Gospel we find Jesus in the temple, and yes, imagine a line-up of Scribes, Pharisees, Chief Priests, and Sadduce
Sunday, October 22, 2017
How do I integrate my faith into the whole of my life? Over the last few years, I have been pursing a degree in Canon Law through online and summer classes at the request of the bishop. The last two summers at Catholic University I have had some particul
Sunday, October 8, 2017
Is there any “good news” in our wounded world? The daily “bad news” surrounds us. It’s there when we get up in the morning and when we go to bed. It’s in our conversation when we share a meal, do our work, or gather with family and friends.
Sunday, September 24, 2017
"For My thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are your ways My ways," says the Lord through the prophet Isaiah. He wants the people of Israel to know that they cannot measure God by human standards. We see that verse captured wonderfully in the parable of
Sunday, September 17, 2017
Well, friends, this week’s Scriptures are quite the challenge! We all know that forgiveness can be difficult, but these readings really push us to understand it more deeply.
Sunday, September 10, 2017
"Am I my brother's keeper?" – this is one of the oldest questions known to humankind, Cain's response to God as to the whereabouts of his slain brother Abel. The answer to the question is a resounding "Yes!" We are called to love one another as ourselve
Sunday, September 3, 2017
In light of the devastation that has been caused by Hurricane Harvey and its after-effects, we can see that sometimes crosses come our way when we least expect them. Sometimes those crosses affect only individuals or families, and other times, those cros