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The Everlasting Poor

The Everlasting Poor

“For you always have the poor with you, but you do not always have Me.” – John 12:8 “For you always have the poor with you; but you do not always have Me.” – Matthew 26:11  “For you always have the poor with you, and whenever...

Who Touched Me?

Who Touched Me?

He went off with him, and a large crowd followed him and pressed upon him.  There was a woman afflicted with hemorrhages for twelve years. She had suffered greatly at the hands of many doctors and had spent all that she had. Yet she was not helped...

Sacred Ordinary Time

Sacred Ordinary Time

January comes and with it an end to the Christmas festivities.  The short days and cold temperatures begin to wear on us.  As we put away the Christmas decorations and settle in for a few more months of winter, the Church changes seasons, to...

Pope on a Plane

Pope on a Plane

I’ve come to believe the most dangerous place on earth for Pope Francis isn’t on earth at all but more like 30,000 feet above the earth in a jet. No, I’m not afraid the jet will crash or be hijacked.  But the Pope is on a plane with a herd of people...

The Adulation of Hypocrisy

The Adulation of Hypocrisy

Captain Renault: I’m shocked, shocked to find that gambling is going on in here! – From the classic scene in Casablanca, made in 1942 Twenty years ago – January 17, 1998, news broke on Drudge that then-president Bill Clinton had “relations”...

The  Catholic Love of Life

The Catholic Love of Life

While chatting with the kids from Sunday school, I asked them, “What do you want to be when you grow up”?  Some of the most popular answers were doctors, firemen, policemen etc., and why?  Because they can save people, save a life, and save the...

Lessons from the Flu

Lessons from the Flu

I have the flu. It hurts. I’m saying that not because I’m looking for sympathy. I’m just one of a few million people who have the flu. I mention it to put everyday life in perspective. Most of us have dreams: places we want to visit, career levels...

Epiphany in Hurt Park

Epiphany in Hurt Park

Seeking the face of God in everything, everyone, all the time, and his hand in every happening; This is what it means to be contemplative in the heart of the world.   Seeing and adoring the presence of Jesus, especially in the lowly appearance of...