Stop, Breathe, Respect

Reality… I don’t know if you agree, but something invisible came and put everything in its place. Suddenly the gasoline went down, pollution went down, people started to have more time – so much...

Enjoying Live Masses

I am glad that we have the opportunity to see Masses streamed. I truly valued Fr Tim’s sermon on 3/29 Sunday mass. I told relatives about it and just received an email back from...

Giving Back by Staying Home

When I wish I could go out on a date with my husband, am missing shared meals with friends and longing to be with extended family, I think about all the money I’m not...

Where Is Your Focus?

I would love to have my 22-year-old body again, for sure, but I have no desire to be 22 again emotionally or spiritually. At that age, I was a train wreck in so many...

Where There’s God, There’s a Way!

One of the most interesting conversations I ever had at a party took place long ago in grad school. I only spoke to this psychology student one time in my life but I still...

Reconciliation and Homecoming

This Lent, I am reading “Becoming Instruments of God’s Peace,” daily reflections on St. Francis’ peace prayer. Last week focused on the line, “Where there is injury, pardon.” I found myself restless with the...

God Is the Gardener

How are you doing with Lent? Are you making any headway with spiritual growth? As we move into the heart of Lent, we may feel discouraged because we find we cannot make the changes...

We All Need Reassurance Sometimes

My nephew Andy has autism. When he was young, he would frequently get fixated on a topic and ask the same questions over and over. For example, if the family was planning a trip,...

Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

When a situation is unjust, I cannot keep my mouth shut. I have always been this way and it has gotten me in trouble on more occasions than I can count. After all, in...

The Baptism of Our Lord

Two years into the illnesses that led to my mother’s death, she was hospitalized for ten days. Her legs had stopped functioning; she had lost the ability to speak coherently. We found she had...