Are you wired, yet disconnected?

There was a young man so obsessed with technology that he found himself constantly distracted. This man had mastered multitasking. He could talk on the phone clipped to his ear while surfing the Internet, which was always at his fingertips because he constantly carried a handheld computer. This man watched his flat-screen television with the […]

Prayer: A spiritual work of mercy

“Prayer, then, is not a nice practice for finding a little peace of heart; nor is it a means of devotion for obtaining useful things from God. Were it so, then it would be an act of subtle selfishness: I pray in order to be well, just as if taking an aspirin. Prayer is instead […]

Living as Alleluia people

The disciples are hiding behind locked doors. Jesus is suddenly in their midst and twice offers them peace. It is now time for them to go out to continue the mission he began. Jesus breathes on them in the same way the Father breathed life into the first human. They are filled with his Spirit, […]

May 23, 2021

The disciples are hiding behind locked doors. Jesus is suddenly in their midst and twice offers them peace. It is now time for them to go out to continue the mission he began. Jesus breathes on them in the same way the Father breathed life into the first human. They are filled with his Spirit, […]

Opening the Word: ‘Not mine but yours’

When did Adam and Eve sin? The answer, at least to biblically informed Catholics, is obvious. When they ate from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. Yet, if we attend more carefully to the text, we may need to rethink our response. The serpent in the garden tempts Eve by introducing the […]