Bishops and Communion

“I want to write a longer piece about those bishops who seek to keep some from the table of Christ, but for now I will say this: it is not your table (nor mine). Bishops, priests, etc. are neither the hosts nor the bouncers nor the ones who wrote the guest list. The Eucharist isContinue reading “Bishops and Communion”

Holiness and Hammocks

Take your laptop or phone to a hammock and enjoy one of these summer retreats. Each of them is a pause that refreshes. All you need is a sweet summer breeze and 15-20 minutes to yourself. Then welcome the Spirit and choose a retreat below. Blessings on your time. • Why Not Soar?• The Our Father Retreat• Holy Women,Continue reading “Holiness and Hammocks”

Sunday by Sunday is about sharing.

Now, you can share FREE access to Sunday by Sunday with your friends. When you respond to this post, we will send you a link to the June issues of Sunday by Sunday. Forward the link to help start faith-sharing groups. We suggest: The pastoral director of your parish The adult faith-sharing director Your parents, siblings, in-laws, nieces and nephews FriendsContinue reading “Sunday by Sunday is about sharing.”

Online Program for Adult Faith-Sharing

Sunday by Sunday, our faith-sharing weekly for adults, will be totally online beginning with the October 4 issue. It is ready for you to read on your phone, computer, tablet, iPad — the device that works best for you. You will find all 52 weeks of Sunday by Sunday right in your hands, ready to use, ready to share.  AllContinue reading “Online Program for Adult Faith-Sharing”

Gospel Reflection for May 17, 2020 – 6th Sunday of Easter

Scripture Readings: Acts 8.5-8,14-17; 1 Peter 3.15-18; John 14.15-21 “Jesus continues speaking to his disciples. ‘You know the Spirit because the Spirit abides with you and will be in you. I will not leave you orphaned; I am coming to you. In a little while the world will no longer see me, but you seeContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for May 17, 2020 – 6th Sunday of Easter”

Evolution Revealing God’s Creative and Sustaining Love

Cosmos cards are a simple and touching way to tell the story to those near and dear to you. Each of the 25 postcards has a fact about one of God’s creative moves. And a message to us: You are loved. These are cards ready to mail as a postcard for someone who needs aContinue reading “Evolution Revealing God’s Creative and Sustaining Love”

Honor the Earth

Today is a world-wide day to honor and support Earth. We suggest three websites to help you and your family think about your responsibility for our common home. May Earth Day be a blessing to you and may you be a blessing to Earth. Catholic Climate Covenant: http://www.catholicclimatecovenant.orgEarth Day 2020: https://www.earthday.org/Laudato Si, exhortation of PopeContinue reading “Honor the Earth”

Gospel Reflection for March 29, 2020, 5th Sunday of Lent

Sunday Readings: Ezekiel 37.12-14; Romans 8.8-11; John 11.1-45 “Lord, if you had been here, my brother would never have died. Even now I am sure that God will give you whatever you ask,” said Martha.“Your brother will rise again,” said Jesus.“I know he will rise again on the last day,” said Martha.“I am the resurrectionContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for March 29, 2020, 5th Sunday of Lent”

Gospel Reflection for March 22, 2020, 4th Sunday of Lent

Scripture Readings: 1 Samuel 16.1, 6-7, 10-13; Ephesians 5.8-14; John 9.1-38 “A man called Jesus made mud, spread it on my eyes, said to me, ‘Go and wash in the Pool of Siloam.’ Then I went and washed and received my sight” – John 9.11 In John’s gospel Jesus often jumps into people’s lives. LastContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for March 22, 2020, 4th Sunday of Lent”