Responding to our vocation as peacemakers

As we witness the appalling images of death and destruction from Ukraine and many — including some national leaders — behave as if they’re...

The pope’s Lenten Message

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Pope Francis begins his Lenten Message by urging us to reflect on this quote: “Let us not grow tired of doing good, for in...

Crisis in the Ukraine

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At press time the war has not broken out yet. God willing (and it is rather certain that this would be His will), it...

A little good news

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Back in 1983 the Canadian singer Anne Murray released a song which, unfortunately, is still timely today. Entitled “A little good news,” it begins...

Love, not presumption

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In the New Bedford Standard-Times on January 13 there was an editorial cartoon entitled “Full House,” with a halo over the “u,” and with...

Care for the sick

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On Tuesday, the feast of St. Elizabeth Seton (who cared for the sick herself), Pope Francis released his message for the 30th World Day...

Saint Stephen

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This weekend, since Christmas Day falls on Saturday, December 26 will not be celebrated as “the feast of Stephen,” as we hear in the...

Doing something beautiful for God

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This past Sunday Bishop Edgar M. da Cunha, S.D.V., bestowed the Marian Medal on 70 parishioners from across the diocese. In his homily at...

Waukesha: No revenge

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This past Sunday Pope Francis said after leading the Angelus, “today we also remember all road traffic victims: we pray for them and we...

Praying for peace and for souls

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This past Sunday Pope Francis issued a worldwide call for prayer after leading the people in St. Peter’s Square in the recitation of the...

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