Breath of Mercy

These days there are numerous phone apps that can help you keep track of your health – diet, fitness, and even heart rate. One such app that I stumbled upon recently is called Breathe, which notifies you periodically to stop and practice a  deep breathing repetition for a couple of minutes. It’s really not a … Continue reading Breath of Mercy

Looking for Jesus

An Everyday Stewardship Reflection for the 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time 2016 I would like to think that most people in the world would help someone who was suffering if they had the chance. I guess my optimism starts to take a hit when I consider that in some cases the cost will be higher … Continue reading Looking for Jesus

Open Your Doors and Open Your Hearts

An Everyday Stewardship Reflection for 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time 2016 I remember driving to work and hearing on the radio about some plane that had crashed into the World Trade Center. I assumed at the time it was some daredevil stunt that had gone wrong. Upon my arrival, I went into the parish center … Continue reading Open Your Doors and Open Your Hearts

Prayer for the Dead

In light of recent world and domestic events, I offer the following for our reflection and prayer: Prayer for the Dead Into your hands, O Lord, we humbly entrust our brothers and sisters. In this life you embraced them with your tender love; deliver them now from every evil and bid them enter eternal rest. … Continue reading Prayer for the Dead

Anything But a Happy Place

I am shocked that the events of the past days have cast a shadow on my recent post on hospitality, where I urged churches to step up their efforts to become places of welcome. My post spoke about the Disney slogan of being "the happiest place on earth," and that truly our parishes where one … Continue reading Anything But a Happy Place