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Save Us From Ourselves, O Lord

Today's Readings Our Advent longing and waiting enters the final week today. As Christmas Day is next Saturday, this year we get to...

An Advent of Justice & Love

Today’s Readings One of my favorite parts of Advent is the time we spend hearing from the prophets, especially Jeremiah and Isaiah....

St. John Paul II: Missionary of Mercy

“There is nothing more man needs than Divine Mercy – that love which is benevolent, which is compassionate, which raises man above his...

Rearranging Deck Chairs

Today's Readings What do you wish me to do for you? What a remarkable question to be asked by the Son of God, who is not even limited by...

Boundaries, please!

In March 2020, I was teaching third grade in suburban Chicago. On Friday, March 13th, we were given directions to send home belongings...

Wisdom and Faith

Today's Readings Today’s first reading begins with a wish familiar to many of us: pray to receive cautious guidance, plead and receive...

Misery Met by Mercy

Today is the feast of St. Maria Faustina Kowalska. This young woman lived an incredibly simple, ordinary life. In the midst of that life,...

The Ever-Changing Waves in Our Lives

If you are a person living on Earth, especially in the last year and a half, then at some point in time you have experienced change in...

Who Is the Best?

Today's Readings When I was a classroom teacher, a grammar lesson on superlative adjectives was usually a humorous one. I would begin the...

This is enough, Lord!

Today’s Readings “This is enough, Lord! There have been times when I just want to say that. When I am witness to extreme pain,...

An Invitation to Do Nothing

Today’s Readings In today’s society, there is a new-found interest and emphasis on “self-care.” Ultimately, this idea of “self-care”...

The Hero of your Story

June 2003, was the very first Father’s Day that was different for me. It was the first year that I was going to have to endure the day...

Precious Bodies

Today's Readings Being sprinkled with blood sounds gross. Maybe I am the child of doctors, but it weirds me out. It’s not seen as...

Iron Man, My Brother, and Dorothy Day

Today’s Readings Of all the movies that could be emotionally difficult for me that year, I was not anticipating one being Iron Man. Yet,...

Still...You Carry Us

My God, My God, how majestic is your name in all the earth! I will glory in the Lord all my earthly days; Let the praise of God’s name be...