The following edited meditation was written by Fr. Richard Rohr on September 19, 2020.
In 476 AD, the Germanic king Odoacer overthrew Romulus, the last Roman emperor in the West. This ended the 1,000 years of the Roman Empire rule of Western Europe.
The human brain is the most fascinating and important part of the human body. It’s the center of our experience while we are on this earth.
Jesus told us in John’s gospel, “No one has greater love than this, to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. You are my friends if you do what I command you.” (John 15: 13-14)
Last week we looked at the seven gifts of the Holy Spirit: wisdom, understanding, counsel, fortitude (courage), knowledge, fear of the Lord, and piety. Those who collaborate with the Holy Spirit and who use these seven gifts experience the Fruits of the Spirit.
The Letter to Diognetus is an early Christian apologetic work probably dating from the 2nd or 3rd century AD. Both the person addressed and the author of the work are unknown although at one time the apologist, Justin Martyr, was erroneously considered the author.
St. Paul Miki was born in Japan between 1564 and 1566. He joined the Jesuits and preached the gospel to the Japanese people with great success. When a Catholic persecution arose, he was arrested with 25 others and taken to Nagasaki where they were bound to crosses and speared.
Depressed and brokenhearted, Bob May stared out of his drafty apartment window into the chilling December night. His four-year-old daughter, Barbara, sat on his lap quietly sobbing.
If you think we are afflicted by the Pandemic, read what Martin Rinkert had to endure in the early 17th Century. In the midst of a long war and the plague, he had an attitude of gratitude.
When Pope Francis talked about his endorsement of civil unions for same-sex partners, the news was broadcasted around the world over every possible media. Everyone had their own “spin” on what the Pope had said. Even comedians got into the act. Jimmy Kimmel said in his opening remarks on his…
I recently read the book, The Gift of Forgiveness, by Katherine Schwarzenegger Pratt. She is the eldest child of actor and politician Arnold Schwarzenegger and journalist Maria Shriver. Her maternal grandmother, Eunice, was a younger sister of John F. Kennedy. She had connections.
I was shocked, along with many other good people, at the recent scandalous misconduct of two priests from the Archdiocese of New Orleans – Frs. Pat Wattigny and Travis Clark.
We, as a nation, are deeply divided on many issues. One big issue is how we look at our past. On one side, we have those who emphasis all the good qualities and who want to forget the mistakes and sins of the past. On the other side, we see people who want to deal with our past mistakes and …
I was shocked when I read what a young priest wrote on Facebook, “I’m not watching the Saints this year . . . Join me in boycotting them . . . Money speaks louder than politics. You have one job NFL, entertain the masses. You represent your state, not political factions or parties.”
Fr. Dan Krutz is the Executive Direct of Louisiana Interchurch Conference. The following is an article he wrote entitled, “For the Healing of the Nations.”
After the death of her father and stepmother, Catherine and her sisters visited an Indian reservation. This visit made a huge impression on young Katharine. After seeing the poverty, she helped Native Americans by providing schools and staff along with food, shelter, and clothing.