Blog posts from October, 2016

“Flight or Fight” in the Pulpit

10252297305 336562d27c b The first reading for today’s Mass is one of those scriptures that many preachers (and readers) would just as soon avoid.  St. Paul’s admonition that ...

“A State of False Intensity”

1280px-chess1984 studying organic chemistry In “Generation Adderall,” her article in the October 16 edition of the New York Times Magazine, author Casey Schwartz describes her decade-long addiction to a drug ...

Revisiting Gaudet Mater Ecclesia

8512138066 d9f0289206 b St. John XXIII, Pope Today the Church celebrates the memory of St. John XXIII, who served as Pope for only five years (1958-1963).  It was on this date that Vatican II, ...

The Golden Door and the Bridge of Mercy

5932987883 8925702a15 b St. Francis of Assisi   While many people may not know the name of Emma Lazarus they almost certainly know at least a verse or two of her poem The New Colossus, which ...