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Making Space

Today's Readings We have hit the post-Christmas lull. For many, it means dry January and new year resolutions and goals. Ordinary time...

Politics and Faith

In the aftermath of January 6 and in anticipation of potential additional protests, riots, and mobs we see calls for bipartisanship and...

Baptism of the Lord

Today’s Readings In the readings today we find a tripartite stratum that gives us a deeper sense of the meaning of our baptismal call. To...

In a Shipwreck

As I watched the events unfold yesterday afternoon and evening, it was tempting to say how surprising they were, how shocking, how...

2020 as the Year of Many “Firsts”

I asked my sister, “Hey how will you remember 2020?” Her reply, “No words.” I brushed her answer off and naturally saw it as sarcasm. But...

Brokenness, Imagination & Peace

Today's Readings Today marks the beginning of the fourth week of Advent, just a few days more ‘til Christmas! On the Advent wreath, we...

O Leader of the House of Israel

O Leader of the House of Israel, giver of the Law to Moses on Sinai: come to rescue us with your mighty power! God alone is our Savior....

The Narratives that Shape Us

What’s the first thing that comes to your mind when you wake up? Is it coming up with a story as to why you’re so tired this morning? I...

An Act of Hope

I imagine I will be 90 years old and still clearly hear my dad’s voice: ‘An attitude of gratitude.’ Especially during my teen years, I...

King and Companion

Today’s Readings Happy Solemnity of Jesus Christ, King of the Universe! These are always some of my favorite readings. I could write and...

To those who have been given much

Today’s Readings Today is World Day of the Poor. In 2016, Pope Francis declared that the thirty-third Sunday of Ordinary time as the Day...

The Lens of Hope

In other words, being a Christian does not shield us from the human condition but rather only heightens these feelings and experiences.

Loving Like Christ in 2020

On the 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time, which is World Youth Sunday, the readings couldn’t be more perfect. We see in the first reading from...