In the Spotlight
Published Jan 27, 2020 in Current Events, Justice, Race ~ Approx 5 mins
“We should be willing to act as a balm for all wounds.”- Etty Hillesum How do we remember traumatic events of the past? Richard Kearney, a philosophy professor at Boston College, asked this question with specific reference to the Shoah.1 It is a poignant question, especially as we mark International Holocaust Remembrance day. It was […]
Published Jan 26, 2020 in One-Minute Homily, Videos ~ Approx 1 min
Even Jesus sought out friends. Eric Immel, SJ, reminds us of the friendship that Jesus was calling the first disciples into in this week’s One-Minute Homily. Based on the readings for Sunday, January 26, which you can read here: http://bit.ly/OMH012620
Published Jan 24, 2020 in Art, Film, Gender, Pop Culture, Topics ~ Approx 3 mins
In Greta Gerwig film adaptation of the classic novel “Little Women,” it is the day-to-day encounters with people, things and places that are important, and they are worthy of telling stories about.
Published Jan 22, 2020 in Blogs, Spirituality ~ Approx 4 mins
A stately-looking older gentleman walked into the classroom and introduced himself as the professor. After a terse jaunt through the syllabus, he looked up from the podium suddenly and posed the question: Who here believes that a person can change?
Published Jan 21, 2020 in Current Events, Faith & Politics, In the News, Justice ~ Approx 4 mins
The assassination of one of Iran’s top generals may have prevented attacks on US citizens, but that doesn’t mean it was morally justifiable.
Published Jan 20, 2020 in Blogs, Prayers, Race, Spirituality ~ Approx 3 mins
As we celebrate the life of Reverend Martin Luther King Jr., may this prayer, for all those who pray it, be a means to avail ourselves of God’s gracious gift and so “receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need” (Heb. 4:16).
Published Jan 19, 2020 in One-Minute Homily, Videos ~ Approx 1min
John the Baptist pointed out Jesus to those around him. Jeff Ryan Miraflor, SJ, reminds us that we’re called to do the same in this week’s One-Minute Homily. Based on the readings for Sunday, January 19, 2020, which you can find here: http://bit.ly/OMH011920 That’s Him! It’s the Christ! Hi, I’m Jeff Ryan Miraflor and this […]
Published Jan 17, 2020 in In the News, Justice, Pop Culture, Sports, Topics, TV ~ Approx 4 mins
The 2017 World Series winning Houston Astros are in the spotlight for cheating. They stole signs, and they robbed fans and baseball aficionados of the purity of the game.
Published Jan 15, 2020 in Blogs, Spirituality ~ Approx 2 mins
In the last year, a small phrase from the Mass I’d not previously paid much attention to, I learned to love. It is the preface to the Our Father when the priest says, “At the savior’s command and formed by divine teaching, we dare to say…”