June 2016

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Passing the Torch

Here is a link to today’s readings. In his excellent textbook, Path Through Catholicism, Jesuit father Mark Link retells the story of the Italian composer Puccini concerning his final work, Turandot. “While writing it,” says Link, “he was stricken with cancer....

Always Our Children

Here is a link to today’s readings. On Father’s Day we remember St. Paul’s words: “I kneel before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named” (Ephesians 3:14-15, NABRE). For many of us, the title fits...

Only Love Can Save Us

The Pharisees are often portrayed as self-righteous and judgmental in the New Testament. It’s a broad brush that certainly doesn’t apply to all the Pharisees of the time and especially not to the Jews then or now more generally. Nonetheless,...

Hope

What a joy it was to meet my new nephew, Luke! I always feel younger than my age because of my work with children and young people and the contact I have with my own nephews and nieces. Children bring...