Not only leaves fall from trees

It was the great Bob Dylan who groaned out the iconic, “The Times They Are A-Changin’” in 1964. I’m sure the poet and voice of my generation didn’t foresee 2020 when he …

Celebrating the centenary of St. John Paul II’s birth

The typical Polish Happy Birthday song is “Sto Lat,” which translates into English as “100 years, 100 years, may he/she live, live for us 100 years.” It’s a prayerful wish …

COVID Church

If you have ever woken in the middle of the night to racing thoughts and unspecific anxiety, don’t worry, there’s nothing wrong with you. You’re just a member of the “four in the …

Accelerating vaccine development

Creating a new vaccine and bringing it to market typically requires more than a decade of research and clinical testing. Many companies and research groups are working overtime …

The tilt of the world

Being older, I can confirm that the playgrounds of my childhood were somewhat less safe than those at present, and one encounter with a particularly unfriendly beast provided me …

The background of The Little Sisters’ faithful religious practices

On January 17, the U.S. Supreme Court announced that it had agreed to review a decision of a federal appeals court in Little Sisters of the Poor v. Pennsylvania that …

Can you hear Him calling?

We are living in some trying times and strive on a daily basis to understand — why?  Why is this happening to us, to our world, to all we hold Sacred and believe in?  In life …

Wind in the willows

Some people awake to the sound of an alarm, some to the call of one or more roosters and some have a natural awakening. It was that way for me last week during this lock-down because …

Walk by faith and not by sight

Most years, Holy Saturday has been one of handling household responsibilities as I gently transition to prepare for the Easter Vigil Mass to celebrate the Resurrection of Our Lord. Today though, it seems appropriate to spend some time reflecting upon the disciples’ grief and fear after Jesus’ crucifixion.

Family prayer — a witness to children of love of God

If you are like me you are probably getting tired of “all-COVID-19-all-the-time” news. Every article I see online seems to be about COVID-19, there are no new sports to keep us occupied, and even though we are in an election year, politics is not particularly inspiring at the moment.

Mary, Mother of the Church and the Holy Mass

In this time when our access to the Eucharist has been made so difficult, let us all the more unite with Mary, Mother of the Church. Her life in union with Jesus was a daily taking up of the cross in preparation for Calvary and an anticipation of Heaven. …

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