The Widow’s Mite

Kirk Reynolds, S.J. Last Monday’s gospel was about the blind beggar who wanted to see. In my reflection for that day I called attention to what I do and do […]

Ultimately, Truth, Love And Justice Will Prevail

Paul Brian Campbell, S.J. I don’t know if you’ve ever been to Lourdes. Before I went, people told me about how tacky the souvenir shops were and how everyone seemed […]

Lament For Jerusalem

Linda L. Baratte, Ph.D. Luke 19: 41-44 “As he saw the city, he wept over it.” I called it my “Page Three Problem.” Back when the New York Times still had […]

Let Go, Give And Share

Paul Brian Campbell, S.J. Perhaps the preceding story of Zacchaeus led to this parable about the use of what God has given to us. As Jesus approaches Jerusalem, people around […]

Hospitality To The Lord

Tom Marciniak, S.J. Hospitality to the Lord can bind together our two Scripture readings today. “Listen! I am standing at the door, knocking; if you hear my voice and open […]

Lord, I Want To See

Kirk Reynolds, S.J. For all of my adult life I have often thought that I am never sufficiently and often enough grateful for the gift of my eyesight. I suspect […]

Feast of Mother Frances Xavier Cabrini

Judy Schaivo Mother Cabrini’s shrine is in the upper west side of Manhattan. High on the mosaic wall is written Pope Leo XIII’s directive to her: “Go West.” Like many […]

You Can’t Make Old Friends

Linda L. Baratte, Ph.D. Today’s first reading in the Lectionary is an excerpt from the very personal communication between Paul and his dear friend in the Lord, Philemon, owner of […]


Paul Brian Campbell, S.J. For a relatively short Gospel passage, we have a multitude of themes: uncleanness and cleansing, leprosy and healing, ostracism and wholeness and, perhaps above all, thanks. […]

A Life Of Thanksgiving

Thomas Marciniak, S.J. The Letter to Titus speaks of how we have been made a new creation in order that we be “eager to do what is good.” Any eagerness […]