It is the most asked question of me as a priest at wedding receptions. Perhaps you will recognize it. “Fr., did that mass count for tomorrow?”
In a wonderful way, the prophet Isaiah opens up for us a challenging vista, timely in our age when there is talk of a wall and deportations and ending of the Dreamer’ options for infants who were born here.
Did you miss getting to see Fr. Boyle, author of “Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion”, speak at SLU? The book was our recent Faith in Action book club selection. The entire presentation is available on YouTube. See the video at its source
Rival gang members worked side by side. How did this unusual arrangement—enemies working together— play out? Can you think of ways this approach might work in a different context of conflict?
It is a trap, cleverly set for Jesus. If Jesus says “Yes, pay your taxes” he alienates his base. If he says “No, refuse to pay Caesar’s tax” he incites the Romans…
It is October in St. Louis, and sadly, for Cardinals fans, it is not a red October. We are not in the playoffs.
Fifth Grade Students Display Their Fall Harvest
“Kinship is ‘being one.’ It means there is no ‘us’ and ‘them,’ there is only ‘us.’ Without kinship there is no peace, without kinship there is no justice.”
Catholic Social Teaching asserts that all human beings must see within every person both a reflection of God and a mirror of themselves, and must honor and respect this dignity as a divine gift.
When my nephews were young children, I watched an interesting interplay at a family gathering.