December 2017

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Greed or Gratitude in the Family of God?

Here is a link to this weekend’s readings. Here is a link for the readings for January 1, the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God Last week, we reflected on the family as a symbol of the great family of God. In...

Is Blood Really Thicker than Water?

Here is a link to this week’s readings. As we enter the Christmas season, many of us think about family. For some, this brings warm feelings of comfort, peace, and joy. For others, the thought of family brings heartache, either because...

What Kind of Person Would Kill Jesus?

Here is a link to this week’s readings. At the beginning of Jesus’ public ministry, he opened the scroll in the synagogue to the passage from Isaiah that we hear today in the first reading: “The spirit of the Lord GOD is...

Missionary Disciples and Heralds of Good News

Here is a link to this week’s readings. At a conference recently, I brought an acorn along with me and kept it in my pocket. When the appropriate point in the talk arrived, I took out the acorn and reminded the...

Heidi Busse joins the Bayard, Inc. team

Worcester, MA – Bayard, Inc.’s chief executive officer, Hugues de Foucauld, has appointed Heidi Busse to the dual position of Acquisitions Editor, Spirituality & Parish Resources for Twenty-Third Publications, and Editorial Director for Living Faith, Living Faith Kids and La...

The Pedagogy of Divine Love

Here is a link to this week’s readings. Several years ago, when I was teaching middle school math, I learned an important lesson about curriculum. There are larger goals and objectives that may not be immediately obvious in any given lesson....