September 2016

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Praying in and for a Dark World

Here is a link to today’s readings. Some days you just want to give up and run away. As I’m typing this, my mood and morale are hovering just above zero. My early morning college class bombed, I’m coming down with...

Stop Being Indifferent!

Here is a link to today’s readings. Jesus came to comfort the disturbed and to disturb the comfortable. Have you heard this common saying before? It captures succinctly the message of the readings this weekend. If we are living in comfort...

Enough is a Banquet

Here is a link to today’s readings. In my one-bedroom apartment, there are three closets and all of them are full. One of them is entirely filled with sweatshirts and sweaters of various weights, colors, and styles. The apartment used to...

USCCB Video Reflections

Garnering national attention for Bayard, Inc. and Living Faith, Bayard’s own Terence Hegarty, editor of Bayard’s quarterly publication Living Faith Daily Catholic Devotions, has contributed a video reflection on the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) website. The web...

Conversion and Prodigality

Here is a link to today’s readings. Today is September 11th. Let us take a moment to pray for those who died in the World Trade Center, at the Pentagon, and in a field in Pennsylvania. Let us pray for those...

Twenty-Third Publications celebrates 50 years in Catholic Publishing

[caption id="attachment_17655" align="alignleft" width="414"] This watercolor depicts the Twenty-Third Publications headquarters in Mystic, CT.The historic building was built in 1887 by local shipbuilders.[/caption] NEW LONDON, CT — Following the conclusion of Vatican Council II, Twenty-Third Publications was founded in 1967. The...

Witnesses to Christ, Naked on the Cross

Here is a link to today’s readings. Mother Teresa is being canonized today! She, like all the saints, is what I call a remote witness. They are able to speak to us over centuries, although we never knew them personally in...