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The Word Is Life

GOOD FRIDAY

Jesus asks:  Will my death mean anything in two millennia? Will it give home to those who must flee their country because bombs are falling on their homes?” Will it give courage to youth who see adults not able to sustain commitments to each other or to their children?” Will it give comfort to elderly…

The Example of St. Patrick

St. Patrick’s Day celebrates all things Irish. It is the day, when those of us who are Irish by culture and heritage are chuffed full of a pride that overflows into vibrant celebration. It is also a day when those who are not Irish brandish green and shamrock decorated hats and shirts, and for one…

SAINT SCHOLASTICA—HOLY TWIN

We know very little about St. Scholastica, whose memorial we celebrate today, on February 10. And what we do know is a mix of history and legend. In that regard, she is in good company. I can imagine many of the saints looking down upon humanity from their heavenly abodes, laughing with one another at the…

WHY WORRY?

It is a huge understatement to say that we are living in challenging times. Pandemics and variants, wars and environmental disasters, political strife and unrest dominate our news and media. All this together, combined with our personal struggles, losses, needs, and fears, make for a tough time for each one of us. In a sense,…