October 2016

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It’s Time to Take off the Masks

Here is a link to today's readings. Hallowe'en seems like the perfect time to talk about masks. Many of us take great joy in seeing the little ones dressed in their costumes for parties, parades, and trick-or-treating. Even some of us...

God is Not a Candy Machine!

Here is a link to today’s readings. Have you ever visited a church and come across a particular genre of prayer, the unfailing prayer? I’m guessing you have. These prayers promise you will be answered if you pray according to an...

Living Faith magazine reaches #1 in Kindle sales for devotionals

The October issue of Living Faith: Daily Catholic Devotions magazine ranked number one nationwide in Kindle sales in October in the category of Religion and Spirituality, meditations. The publication also was ranked second in Religion and Spirituality, devotionals and fifth...

We Are Not Christian Without This Prayer

Here is a link to today’s readings. There is nothing more natural than praying for those we love, especially when they are in need, when they are sick or sorrowful, when they are hurting, anxious, or lost. We turn to God,...

Gratitude is Much More than a Thank You

Here is a link to today’s readings. There were technical difficulties getting this blog posted, which is why it was not up last weekend. I appreciate your patience. Reader alert: This blog mentions a suicide attempt. Although it is not the...

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...