The Word is Life

Anticipating Easter: Life in the Spirit!

Here is a link to this weekend's readings. There is nothing in the world my father hates more than rats. I know this from experience. When I was a teenager, a local flood had caused the sewage to back up into...

Flying Home with a Crying Baby on Board

Here is a link to today's readings. Have you ever been on a flight (or a bus, or a train, or a car) with a crying baby who wouldn't stop excercising his/her lungs the entire trip? Where brief respites of silence...

Saint Joseph and the Measure of Fatherhood

Here is a link to the Sunday readings. Here is a link to the Saint Joseph's Day readings (Monday). This year, the Church celebrates the 3rd Sunday of Lent on March 19th, the day normally designated for the celebration of St. Joseph....

Practices and Prayers for a Pro-life Lent

Click here for a link to this weekend's readings. “The Lord God formed man out of the clay of the ground and blew into his nostrils the breath of life, and so man became a living being.” Although the scripture readings...

Store Up for Yourselves Treasure in Heaven

Here is a link to this week's readings. It would be difficult to forget the day my house burned down. I was walking home from middle school with my friend Jeff when we turned the last corner to my neighborhood and...

An Uncomfortable Night at the Pub

Here is a link to this weekend's readings. The last two days, I was away in Baltimore for the Mid-Atlantic Congress, "The MAC." Were any of you there? What a great annual event to share ideas about religious education and ministry!...

Marriage, Divorce, and God’s Unfailing Love

Here is a link to this weekend's readings. Today is World Marriage Day, and it follows the promulgation of Pope Francis’ Apostolic Exhortation Amoris Laetitia (The Joy of Love). Since the document’s publication, almost all of the attention has focused on...