Entries by Michael Pirri

A House for All Peoples

A HOUSE FOR ALL PEOPLES By Father Morgan V. Rice, CSB The first reading from Isaiah ends with the Lord’s saying, “My house shall be called a house of prayer for all peoples” (56:7). The psalm echoes that notion of all people offering prayer to God in the response, “Let the peoples praise you, O […]

FEAST OF THE TRANSFIGURATION

FEAST OF THE TRANSFIGURATION By Lisa Fernandes Today we celebrate the Feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord. This is an ancient feast that was gradually introduced into the Western Church, and made a universal feast by Pope Callistus III in 1457. It celebrates Christ’s glorious transformation before several Apostles. Just prior to the Transfiguration […]

Summer rest

SUMMER REST By Tina Sibbald School is out; many book vacation time this month, and we enter a mindset very different from the fall, or the Christmas and Easter seasons. Life slows down for a little while, and we rest. Even the Gospel this week has that feel to it. Ironically, the rest that Jesus […]

Talking to God

TALKING TO GOD By Emily VanBerkum I have spent a great deal of time contemplating Jesus’ words to his Apostles in today’s Gospel. Jesus commissions them to go forward and preach God’s Word by their very lives, not simply because they are told to do so, but as a result of their real, life changing […]