December 24, 2018

It began with the angel coming to Mary. “Hail full of grace!” That was the beginning - full of grace!” It was an invitation to be a part of God’s plan and she accepted it as her mission in life. It was a mission that would include an extraordinary birth, but that would...

December 20, 2018

A spiritual teen age young lady, with a steady boyfriend and a very religious family announces to her parents that she is with child. When asked how this could have happened, she says that an angel approached her while she was praying and announced that she had found f...

December 17, 2018

To know God as the Source of all that is effects awe, as well as a deep sense of our inherent human dignity as creations in his image. We are contingent beings who by grace alone interact with the ultimate and transcendent, developing individual and shared relationship...

December 13, 2018

The second and third weeks of  Advent are the weeks of John the Baptist.  This last Sunday, St. Luke's gospel announces John's mission (Lk 3;1-6), and next Sunday, we will have a summary of his teaching (Lk 3:10-18).  There is a temptation to rush off from the announce...

December 2, 2018

As soon as Thanksgiving is over it seems as if Christmas has begun. Christmas does not begin until December 25, so right off the bat, we are faced with a challenge.

The first Sunday of Advent begins like this, with these words from the prophet Jeremiah:

The days are comi...

November 29, 2018

Joining a bereavement support group can be an intricate component for healing and finding comfort following the death of a loved one.  Coming together with others who have experienced the loss of a significant other can help adjusting to a world in which loved ones no...