On this day in 1973, abortion on demand was legalized in the US. In today’s reading we hear about David and Goliath’s battle. Those fighting to protect the baby in the womb are up against mighty, Goliath-sized opposition, but, as David said, we have the Lord on our side.
In today’s first reading, God chooses David, the least of his brothers, to be King of Israel. Sometimes God chooses what appears to be the least likely of His people, so we know that good things are done only through Him
There are really three annunciations during this Advent season. We hear about the third, the annunciation to Saint Joseph, in yesterday’s reading. They all show that the impossible becomes possible through God. Here’s my homily from yesterday’s Mass on the last Sunday of Advent.
Our Responsorial Psalm this morning — The Lord is my light and my life. That’s fitting as we celebrate the Feast of Saint Lucy today. The virgin martyrs, including Lucy, didn’t need anything or anyone, but God, in life to feel fulfilled.
In today’s reading, Isaiah reminds us that God’s time is not our time — He doesn’t wear a wristwatch. Rather, God thinks in terms of eternity, and all things happen in God’s good time. Here’s my homily from this morning.
Here’s my homily from this morning. Judgement, accountability, and trials – they are all a very important parts of God’s revelation that many would prefer to ignore. That’s what we see in this morning’s reading. God wants us to be happy, but we also need to balance our responsibilities.
When I worked at the Apostolic Nunciature in D.C., we had the pleasure of hosting Mother Teresa. After the evening, she wanted to meet the staff – those who prepared the food, kept the house clean and the grounds beautiful. She cared about all people. She learned that from Jesus as we see in this morning’s reading.
Here’s my homily from this morning. Today we celebrate Saint Rose Philippine Duchesne — a saint close to my heart who did mission work near my hometown, St. Louis. She was a religious of the Sacred Heart and known to Native Americans as “the woman who prays all the time”.
Here’s my homily from this morning. I always hear two comments about prayer — “it’s powerful” and “I wish I could prayer better”. Saint Paul addresses that in this morning’s reading. He says to not get discouraged because the Holy Spirit dwells in our hearts and souls. Let the Holy Spirit bring your prayers to God our Father.
Last night I attended a lecture that discussed mourning in a biblical context. I think about that during this morning’s reading. Mourning and lamenting about what bothers us about our world and ourselves isn’t a bad thing when it’s a step toward a prayer of hope.