Jesus commanded us to love one another as he has loved us. Yet, he loved us enough to suffer a horrific death for our salvation. How can we possibility love like that; especially with people we don’t even like?
Monday, May 18, 2015
Monday, May 4, 2015
You are only running for president. The position of God is already filled. Despite your April 23 speech at the Women in the World Summit, you cannot overturn his 5th Commandment: Thou Shalt Not Kill.
Friday, May 1, 2015
When time is gone, no amount of money can buy it back. Prayers contain a power beyond this world. If we could chose between a million dollars or a million prayers for our intentions, which do you think would be a better investment?
Sunday, April 26, 2015
An Irish nun from St. Albert the Great school in Dearborn, Mich. once told our second grade class that if we said 10 Our Father’s, 10 Hail Mary’s, and 10 Glory Be’s, we would release someone from Purgatory. I imagined how happy I had just made someone whenever I completed the 3 decades of prayer.
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Sunday, April 19, 2015
Earth Day is a good time to ask: Did God Screw Up? It would seem, according to population mongers, that the planet got too small under the weight of humanity. Yet, would an all-knowing God create a world we would outgrow?
Wednesday, April 8, 2015
It’s not humility to declare one’s self as insufficient. It’s a rejection of God.
Selfishness is trending. This month the NY Times article No Kids for Me, Thanks trotted out the latest self-centered choice gaining acceptance: choosing childlessness. Granted, selfishness is in our bones from the moment of birth when it was me, me, me, 24/7. But just like diapers, we are supposed to grow out of it.
Wednesday, April 1, 2015
On Holy Thursday, at the precipice of his horrible suffering and death, Jesus stated his deepest desire. He knew upon leaving the Last Supper, that it would be a short time before he was inflicted with unimaginable suffering and crucifixion.
Tuesday, March 31, 2015
“It always amazes me that at the Last Supper, when Jesus said, ‘One of you will betray me,’ that no one knew who it was,” Msgr. Thomas Richter said during a Holy Week homily. Such secrecy, he pointed out, is what led to Judas’s betrayal of Christ.
All of Christendom thinks “betrayer” at the name of Judas. Yet, while the 12 apostles reclined with him at the Last Supper table, no one suspected Judas.
Monday, March 23, 2015
This story was originally submitted for Amazing Grace for the Catholic Heart by Rosemary Kadrmas, mother for Fr. Chris Kadrmas. It is a story of faith everlasting and a reminder of the dignity of all human life.
In the late 1990’s I worked in the activities department at a local nursing home where we often brought out the Alzheimers Unit residents to join the other residents’ activities. Some days Arlene, my co-worker, and I really wondered if it was worth all the effort.
Thursday, March 19, 2015
Dear Lord, I pray for the conversion of ______(fill in the blank). We all have names to insert. Divine lightening to strike them into holy submission would be lovely, but even a simple push in the right direction would be mightily appreciated.
“Whatever you ask in My name, that will I do, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son,” John 14:13. God will keep his promises, so in Jesus’ name we pray. And wait.