Second Sunday of Easter (Sunday of Divine Mercy)

Today’s readings I always like to say that today, this octave day of Easter Sunday, this Sunday of Divine Mercy, is the feast day for those of us who sometimes question things, and the apostle, Saint Thomas, is would then be our patron saint.  And so today we can give Thomas a hard time for… Continue reading Second Sunday of Easter (Sunday of Divine Mercy)

Thursday of the Fourth Week of Lent

Today’s readings Sometimes it’s hard for things to get through to us, isn’t it?  Well, it’s always been that way, apparently.  One of my friends in seminary used to say that the Israelites had a pillar of cloud leading them by day, and a pillar of fire by night.  So how come they couldn’t believe… Continue reading Thursday of the Fourth Week of Lent

Thursday of the Fourth Week of Lent

Today’s readings Sometimes it’s hard for things to get through to us, isn’t it? Well, it’s always been that way, apparently. One of my friends in seminary used to say that the Israelites had a pillar of cloud leading them by day, and a pillar of fire by night. So how come they couldn’t believe… Continue reading Thursday of the Fourth Week of Lent

Easter Saturday

Today’s readings We are confronted in today’s Gospel with something we all have to struggle with, and that is a reluctance to believe. In the disciples’ case, it was a slowness to believe based on the fact that they didn’t really have the resources that we do – like the Gospels and two millennia of… Continue reading Easter Saturday

St. Thomas the Apostle

Today’s readings I think that St. Thomas often gets a bad rap for his doubt.  He merely expresses what we would probably be thinking if we were him, and for that matter what the other disciples would have been thinking if they didn’t get to see Jesus the first time.  But in his doubt, Jesus… Continue reading St. Thomas the Apostle

Tuesday of the Second Week of Easter

Today’s readings Jesus’ conversation with Nicodemus is a perplexing one, to be sure. But in the light of Easter, we can see that Jesus was proclaiming that God is doing something new. Not only that, but God wants us all to be part of that new thing. For Nicodemus, that meant the old ways of… Continue reading Tuesday of the Second Week of Easter

St. Thomas the Apostle

Today's readings [display_podcast] You know, sometimes I think we don’t know what we believe until we’re called upon to explain it.  Especially for those of us who are “cradle Catholics” – the ones who were baptized Catholic and have grown up in the faith all our lives.  We just accept the things the Church teaches,… Continue reading St. Thomas the Apostle