WHO NEEDS A SECOND CHANCE

I wrote this for the Neighbor Center newsletter, but I thought it was appropriate to share with all of Our Savior parish, as well.  I hope it might motivate some of you to help out in this area of outreach, in whatever way you can.  No one expects you to do prison...

THE GOOD WIFE, THE GOOD DOCTOR, THE GOOD POPE

The first two are TV shows; the last is utterly real.  This week marks the (optional) memorial of Pope St John XXIII, “Good Pope John.” When elected, he was asked how many people worked in the Vatican.  “About half of them,” he teased.  But he also greatly increased...

ALL ARE WELCOME??

Today’s Gospel poses a serious challenge to all of us who call ourselves “Christian.”  How tempting is it for too many of us to regard ourselves as the “true believers,” relegating others to the status of marginalized, or even lost?? Jesus says today, “Whoever is not...

SERVING

This title is ambiguous (at least, I hope it is!).  What do I mean by “serving”?  Actually, since I hope it’s ambiguous, I hope it means a variety of things. This weekend we’ll be hosting a banquet for current and prospective altar servers.  There’s easy meaning #1. ...

I HAVE BEEN CRUCIFIED WITH CHRIST…

The feast (solemnity, for us!) of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross sounds like a happy occasion.  The antiphon for the Office of Readings for Sunday of Week I of our Psalter is set for Psalm 1, and it says “See how the Cross of the Lord is revealed as the Tree of...