Memorial of St. John XXIII, Pope

October 11, 2019

Joel 1:13-15, 2:1-2 Psalm 9:1-3, 6 and 16, 8-9 Luke 11:15-26   God’s Mercy? What a wonderful, enthused, optimistic old man. Pope John felt... Read more

Memorial of St. John XXIII, Pope

October 11, 2019

Joel 1:13-15, 2:1-2 Psalm 9:1-3, 6 and 16, 8-9 Luke 11:15-26   God’s Mercy? What a wonderful, enthused, optimistic old man. Pope John felt... Read more

Ask for what we need

October 10, 2019

Thursday of the 27th Week of Ordinary Time   In our Gospel reading, Jesus relates the example of someone coming to a friend at an inopportune time to ask... Read more

Message of the templum

October 9, 2019

  Several years ago, taking my regular turn presiding at the weekly Theology Faculty Eucharist at St. Michael’s in Toronto, I came upon an interesting... Read more

Finding Your Mary in a Martha World

October 8, 2019

Reflection for October 8th 2019 on LK 10:38-42 Today’s Good News is a timeless Martha-Mary chestnut, you know the one: two sisters host Jesus, and while... Read more

“The Good Samaritan”

October 7, 2019

“My life has had a single strain:  to see Jesus in every human being” (Eileen Egan) Eileen Egan (1912-2000), an advocate for respecting the dignity... Read more

How Long, O Lord?!

October 6, 2019

In today’s first reading from Habakkuk the prophet accuses God of not listening and intervening in the face of violence. “How long, O Lord!  I cry... Read more

Proud of the Laity

October 5, 2019

“Lay people are the vast majority of the people of God. The minority-ordained ministers- are at their service”. Pope Francis continues his instruction:... Read more