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.
Sunday, April 26, 2015
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.