September 2016

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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...

Meek and Humble of Heart

Here is a link to today’s readings. Since we celebrated my mother’s birthday together last time with some cake, let me share a story. When I was still a teenager, my mother and one of my brothers and I went to...

Stirring the Pot

Here is a link to today’s readings. Once a year, I bake a cake. It is for my mother’s birthday, on August 6th –the Feast of the Transfiguration—and it is always the same cake, her favorite, an Apricot Queen Cake. My...

Running the Good Race!

Here is a link to today’s readings. With the Olympics in full swing, it seems appropriate to focus on the athletic metaphor that the letter to the Hebrews uses. Like Saint Paul, the writer encourages us to “rid ourselves of every...