Today's Gospel reading is from the Book of John, Chapter 20, verses 24-29. It's a short vignette about the apostle Thomas who refused to believe his closest friends, one might even call them his spiritual brothers. I'm sure this was not only distressing to them, this lack of trust in their eye witness account, but … Continue reading “…help my unbelief!”
The latest outrage in the media over two women who profess to be comedians has me very disappointed, frustrated, and sad. I could be angry with them both for exhibiting their racist and misogynistic tendencies. But I guess I'm just exhausted. My genuine initial reaction to Roseanne and Samantha Bee's remarks against other human beings … Continue reading Let’s try charity
https://youtu.be/BY6VAy9y_iQ There was a bit of controversy recently at the Met Museum's Gala. The Met Gala is an annual fundraising event for the benefit of the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute in NYC. The Met has a months long (till October) exhibit of Catholic accoutrements, as well as fashion items inspired by Church religious … Continue reading “Jesus, Friend of Sinners”
For the past day and a half I had the honor and pleasure of participating in a collaborative meeting that included a group of artists who are working with or who want to work with our Military members and their families in helping them to express themselves and to create for their overall well-being. And … Continue reading A path to God
In today's Gospel account, Jesus suddenly, inexplicably appears to the apostles. There is fear, amazement. They are at turns incredulous and terrified! And Jesus, with an amazingly calm demeanor, sets them at ease. First He says, "Peace be with you." Then He shows them His hands, feet, and side to prove the wounds are where … Continue reading LK 24: 35-48
In reading today's first reading from the Acts of the Apostles and then the Gospel reading from Luke, I was reminded of two things. One is Scriptural and heard/read often, "Do not be afraid." God tells various characters in the Old and New Testament this. Sometimes through angels, sometimes in His own voice. But it's … Continue reading Do Not Be…Confused
Once when my 22- month-old granddaughter, Alice, arrived with her parents at their church she enthusiastically announced, “Jesus time!’ That kid. I just love her so much. ...
I have a wonderful family. It’s made up of some really delightful people. Some are always happy. Some are very funny. Others extremely loving. In fact, I guess they all are. Some tell great stories and some have sad stories that they never tell....