Out of Egypt I Called My Son

Steve Pugliese, S.J. The story of Joseph and his brothers, along with Jacob (Israel), their widowed father, is one of the most poignant in all of scripture. It is the […]

Let Us Learn From Nature

Judy Schiavo In today’s reading of Jeremiah and Psalm One there is a striking similarity in references to nature: “He is like a tree planted near running water.” (Jer. 17:8) […]

Redemptive Love

Scott Ardinger “Whoever wishes to be great among you shall be your servant.” (Mt. 20:26b) Each good mother wants a few things for their children. She wants them to be […]

The Greatest Among Us

Tom Marciniak, S.J. Matthew 23: 1-12 We’ve heard it often but that doesn’t lessen the fact that the teaching of Jesus is so contrary to the standards of our world. […]

Forgiveness

Kirk Reynolds, S.J. In today’s brief gospel passage in Luke 6:36-38, we are called to “be compassionate, as your Father is compassionate”. And to “pardon, and you shall be pardoned”. […]

Thy Will Be Done

Steve Pugliese, S.J. Today’s readings this Friday in Lent talk about sin. Sin is something quite complex, often misunderstood, and fraught with judgement and condemnation (ours, not God’s). There is […]

Now Help Me…O Lord, My God

Linda Baratte “Now help me, who am alone and have no one but you, O Lord, my God.” – Esther C: 14 The joyous festival of Purim begins at sunset […]

God Of Second Chances

Paul Brian Campbell, S.J. Jonah is a pretty remarkable fellow.  He’s the only prophet we know of who initially refused God’s request that he preach repentance to the people of […]

Sincere Prayer

Tom Marciniak, S.J. In today’s scripture, the prophet Isaiah tells us that God’s word is like the moisture that falls from the heavens and makes all growth and fertility possible. […]

The Chair of Peter

Kirk Reynolds, S.J. Today’s feast and gospel passage focus our attention on the primary role that Peter played among the leaders of the early Church and Jesus passing on the […]