April 2018

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Confirmed in the Spirit

Here is a link to this weekend’s readings. On Friday, I was honored to be the sponsor for my goddaughter Kelsey's Confirmation. She took the name Michael, after St. Michael the Archangel, protector of police. We do have more than a...

Vocations: The Power of the Powerless

Here is a link to this weekend’s readings. Today is the World Day of Prayer for Vocations, a day chosen because it is also Good Shepherd Sunday. In the first reading, Peter mentions “a good deed done to a cripple.” This...

Running Without Fear

Here is a link to this weekend’s readings. Tomorrow is Marathon Monday in Boston. I’m not a marathon runner, nor do I aspire to be. When I was in high school I learned about Pheidippides, the runner who announced “Nike!” (that...

Would They Recognize Us?

Here is a link to this weekend’s readings. Whenever today’s reading from the Acts of the Apostles is proclaimed at Mass, I can’t help wondering whether the early followers of The Way would recognize today’s Christians. Let’s take an inventory. “The community...

Twelve schools awarded for innovations in Catholic education

Dayton, OH, April 4, 2018 - Today’s Catholic Teacher, the cornerstone periodical for Catholic educators, recently honored the 12 finalists for the national Innovations in Catholic Education (ICE) awards at the NCEA convention in Cincinnati. Each year for the last 21...

Magic and the Resurrection of Christ

Here is a link to the Easter Vigil Readings. Here is a link to the readings for Easter Day. From the time I was a kid, I loved magic. The best gift anyone could give me was a magic kit or a...