Monday of the Thirteenth Week of Ordinary Time

Today’s readings The immediacy of discipleship is of paramount importance.  The call of our baptism is more urgent than anything else in our lives.  Or, at least, that’s how it should be.  Just like anything else in life that requires something from us, discipleship can take a back seat to other things that come along. … Continue reading Monday of the Thirteenth Week of Ordinary Time

Nineteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time

Today’s readings Today’s Liturgy of the Word, brothers and sisters in Christ, is a kind of handbook, I think, for the Christian disciple. Those of us who would follow in the steps of Jesus are given several wonderful pearls of wisdom which are meant to guide us on the way. So today, I thought it… Continue reading Nineteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time

The Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ

Today's readings During World War II, the officers of the Third Reich's secret service forcefully recruited many 12- and 13-year-old boys into the Junior Gestapo. The harshly treated boys were given only inhumane jobs that they were to perform without rest or complaint. After the war ended, most had lost contact with their families and… Continue reading The Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ

Memorial Day

Today's readings: Philippians 4:6-9 & John 14:23-29 Memorial Day originally began in our country as an occasion to remember and decorate the graves of the soldiers who died in the Civil War. Later it became a holiday to commemorate all those who had died in war in the service of our country. This continues to… Continue reading Memorial Day

Fourth Sunday of Easter: World Day of Prayer for Vocations

Today’s readings Today’s brief Gospel reading begins with the wonderful line, “My sheep hear my voice.” However, I have two problems with that. First, who wants to be compared to sheep? Sheep are not the brightest of animals, and they must remain in their flock to defend themselves against even the most innocuous of predators.… Continue reading Fourth Sunday of Easter: World Day of Prayer for Vocations

Fifth Sunday of Ordinary Time

Today’s readings Have you ever felt like you were in deep water? Have you taken on a project that seemed simple enough until you got into it and then you wondered what got you into this mess in the first place? Those of you who are parents, when you have had a particularly rough day,… Continue reading Fifth Sunday of Ordinary Time