O God, be merciful to me a sinner

The modern world has something in common with the ancient world. The ancients talked about moderating things like curiosity, external possessions and anger, but never about moderating self-esteem. Self-esteem is something our modern world greatly admires and even seems to view as fragile and threatened. There is a move to have some sports evaluated by […]

Thanksgiving: Our Door to God’s Presence

Have you ever had the experience of working extra hard on something, and even of going well beyond the normal expectation, only to have someone ignore your extra effort?

Crossing Over to Eternal Life

I don’t know about you but I frequently have the experience of having a gap between what I want to do and what I actually accomplish.

Which Clique Are You?

I don’t know about you, but for me the pleasant feeling of being in the “in group” or the pain of being excluded by a social clique is not just a distant high school memory.

God has no Grandchildren

In this Sunday’s Gospel Jesus is asked the question, “Lord, will only a few people be saved?”

Do Not Be Afraid!

Seeking happiness seems to come naturally to each of us.

What must I do to inherit eternal life?

In this Sunday’s Gospel reading, St. Luke tells us that a certain expert in the law came forward to ‘test’ Jesus.

The Experience of Love Goes Beyond Ideas

When a man falls in love with a woman, she is completely transformed in his eyes.

Do You Love Your Enemies?

The psalm response for this Sunday’s liturgy is “I praise you, LORD, for you raised me up and did not let my enemies rejoice over me.”

Five things we need to know about the Most Holy Trinity

Let’s face it, we have trouble understanding and explaining the Most Holy Trinity.

October 21, 2016
Newspaper of the Diocese of Kansas City ~ St. Joseph