“Accidental Monasticism”

Twice this past week, different friends compared the new reality that has beset our daily life in this time of pandemic to that of a monastery.

The Sound of Silence

Growing up in the late sixties as a child, I would listen to music with my father on our stereo

This is My Beloved Son

In this Sunday’s readings we celebrate Jesus’ Transfiguration.

Don’t Lower the Bar

This week’s gospel, Matthew 5:38-48, contains a difficult teaching.

It’s the Best!

My residence is only a few blocks from the Power & Light District downtown.

Salt and Light

In this short Gospel passage, Jesus makes two emphatic statements, ‘You are the salt of the earth…

Rome, Roots and Our Story

Last week I was in Rome with the bishops of Region IX (Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska and Iowa) for what is known as the ad limina visit.


If I ranked Scripture passages by most confusing, this week’s gospel, Matthew 4:12-23, would probably be near the top of my list.

‘EIM Code of Conduct Policy’ and ‘Digital, Online and Social Media Communications with Youth Policy’ updated

The Catholic Church is to share the Good News of God’s love, salvation and mercy with all people.

Epiphany Values

On the beautiful celebration of the Epiphany we met the Magi,

August 11, 2020
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