Posts made in April, 2020

I am the living bread

SAINT PIUS V, POPE (OPTIONAL MEMORIAL)   I am the living bread.    Let’s talk about the virtue of healthy skepticism.   Imagine you hear an ad promising dramatic weight loss if you try a certain diet.   Maybe more research is needed before you commit any money to the plan.   Or how about the promise that just one herbal supplement can change your whole life?   Again, you would probably take a cautious approach. But here’s one promise that you...

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I am the bread of life

SAINT CATHERINE OF SIENA, VIRGIN AND DOCTOR OF THE CHURCH (MEMORIAL)   I am the bread of life.    Do you sometimes read the Bible and wonder what Jesus is trying to say?   Often, Jesus’ message is obvious.   For instance, in the parable of the Good Samaritan (Luke 10:29-36), he is clearly telling us to help people, even those we don’t know or who seem different from us.   Or sometimes, Jesus gives a straight answer to a direct question, like...

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Lord, do not hold this sin against them

SAINT PETER CHANEL, PRIEST AND MARTYR (OPTIONAL MEMORIAL)   Lord, do not hold this sin against them.   How could Stephen possibly forgive the people who were stoning him to death?   Perhaps the answer is that it did not come out of nowhere.   Scripture describes Stephen as someone “filled with the Spirit and wisdom” who was working “great wonders and signs” (Acts 6:3, 8).   Clearly, the Holy Spirit had transformed his entire life—to the point...

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His face was like the face of an angel

3RD WEEK OF EASTER   His face was like the face of an angel.   Finishing an Ironman Triathlon is one of the toughest challenges around.   Imagine the training an athlete needs in order to complete a 2.4-mile swim, a 112-mile bicycle ride, and a 26.22-mile marathon—all in one day! Today’s first reading (Acts 6:8 -15) presents us with someone who had trained for the ultimate spiritual challenge: the ability to remain joyful and peaceful in every...

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