Baptism of Our Lord

RENEWING OUR BAPTISM By Fr. Chris Valka, CSB This Sunday, we celebrate the Baptism of the Lord, which has been a popular topic for Pope Francis. I have lost count of the number of times he has asked us to rediscover our own Baptism date and celebrate

Third Sunday of Advent

 IN THESE DARK NIGHTS by Lucinda M. Vardey If it weren’t a Sunday, December 14th would ordinarily be the feast of Spanish mystic and Doctor of the Church, St. John of the Cross. His spirit, however, seems to be embedded in the scripture for today with the

Second Sunday of Advent

THE PATIENCE TO HEED By John Dalla Costa Good intentions were not enough. A group of us, including Jewish, Christian, and Muslim scholars, had gathered in Amman, Jordan for dialogue. Our aim was to provide theological support for economic cooperation between the splintered communities in the Middle

Solemnity of Christ the King

KINGS AND SHEPHERDS I have to admit that I usually find the Solemnity of Christ the King a bit too triumphalistic for my taste; however, this year, I just adore the readings the accompany this celebration. Our first reading comforts us with a promise that the Lord

33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

WHAT ARE YOUR GIFTS? By Louella D'Souza Dan had had enough. He walked out of his cubicle one day and decided that he would never work as an accountant again. While he was good at his job, he felt called to make a bigger impact. After the