I will walk at liberty, because I seek your precepts

28TH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME   I will walk at liberty, because I seek your precepts.    Wait a minute! Aren’t “precepts” the opposite of “liberty”? Doesn’t freedom mean doing whatever you please whenever you please, in defiance of rules and restrictions? Not...

This generation is an evil generation; it seeks a sign.

28TH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME   This generation is an evil generation; it seeks a sign.    What did Jesus mean here? Surely it’s okay to seek a sign sometimes, right? After all, Gideon asked God for a sign—twice! (Judges 6:36-40). God himself offered the...

It is those who have faith who are children of Abraham

SAINT DENIS, BISHOP, AND COMPANIONS, MARTYRS (OPTIONAL MEMORIAL)   It is those who have faith who are children of Abraham.    In a perfect family, children would have total confidence in their parents’ love. Of course, we know that there is no perfect...

Father, hallowed be your name

OUR LADY OF THE ROSARY (MEMORIAL)   Father, hallowed be your name. When you pray, do you ever think about what God the Father looks like? Perhaps you imagine an old man with a white beard sitting on a gigantic throne. Or maybe you picture a being who is so...

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