Gratitude Outside The Lines

Linda L. Baratte, Ph.D. Luke 7:36-50 Do you remember the tradition of signing yearbooks on the last day of high school each year? My own tributes and testimonials from friends […]


Fr. Paul Brian Campbell, S.J. Cornelius & Cyprian are linked together in the First Eucharistic Prayer. As 3rd Century bishops, they not only had to deal with persecution but also […]

Feast of Our Lady of Sorrows

Rev. Daniel W. Murphy The image in the Gospel passage from John today speaking of Mary and the other women standing before the dying Jesus on the cross brings me […]

A Loser?

Fr. Kirk Reynolds, S.J. Someone once described Jesus’ life and ministry in these terms: “It starts with one who empties himself of all divinity (see Philippians 2:6-7), comes as a […]

Do Unto Others

Linda L. Baratte, Ph.D. The curriculum from Jesus we find in today’s excerpt from his Sermon on the Plain is so rich, so challenging, that it is hard to land […]

Feast Of St. Peter Claver

Fr. Paul Campbell, S.J. Today the USCCB [the US Conference of Catholic Bishops] asks us to pray for peace in our communities. As well as that, we mark the feast […]


Fr. Kirk Reynolds, S.J. Today’s passage from Luke 6 is one of a number of similar passages that depict a dispute between Jesus and the scribes and Pharisees over legal […]

Call and Response

Linda L. Baratte, Ph.D. Luke 5:1-11 The mourning for Hollywood star Chadwick Boseman — who died in late August of colon cancer at the age of 43 — continues apace. […]

Serving Others

Fr. Paul Brian Campbell, S.J. Yesterday we witnessed Jesus healing a man possessed by an evil spirit in the synagogue. He now goes straight to Peter’s house. Because it was […]

The “Chosen” People

Fr. Kirk Reynolds, S.J. Today’s gospel passage from Luke (4:16-30) is well-known and comes at the beginning of Jesus’ public ministry. Many look upon it as Jesus’ MISSION STATEMENT. Jesus […]