…bearing with one another in love, making every effort to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.

Month: January 2014

Saint John Bosco

The liturgical memorial of Saint John Bosco is prayed today. Bosco, one of the most influential saints in the modern era, has taught us how to be a mentor and friend to young people struggling to be healthy, holy, and happy. For me, it is a Benedictine monk who has re-introduced Bosco’s good example and […]

Pope to Notre Dame: give unambiguous testimony to the Christ

Earlier today Pope Francis spoke to a large delegation from the University of Notre Dame. I think my alma mater can follow what the Pope is aiming at… don’t you think? In reading this address I am thinking and hoping that the UND does not explain away what the Pope really means. I am pleased […]

Papa Francesco a rock star?

Papa Francesco made the cover of Rolling Stone. Here is Mark Binelli’e article, “Pope Francis: The Times They Are A-Changin’” As a priest friend said, the Pope is a rock star… The symphony (or cacophony?) about the papacy of Francis thus far is rather interesting to my way thinking. Too many like the perceived liberal […]

Repentance and discipleship

Today’s gospel reading in the Missal of Paul VI proclaims Matthew (4:12-23). Two themes emerge from this selection: “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand” and “I will make you fishers of men.” Repentance and discipleship go-hand-in-hand. The question for us is: to whom do we belong? Do we actually, concretely, with vigor, […]