The body is not a single part, but many.

SAINT JOHN CHRYSOSTOM, BISHOP AND DOCTOR OF THE CHURCH (MEMORIAL) The body is not a single part, but many.  What are you? An arm? A leg? Maybe a blood cell? When we hear St. Paul tell us that each of us is a separate part of the body of Christ, we may think right away...

Every tree is known by its own fruit.

COMMON OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY Every tree is known by its own fruit. In today’s Gospel, Jesus uses two images for discipleship: a fruitful tree and a house built upon rock. Just as trees bear fruit consistent with their kind, disciples bear fruit in deeds that...

Run so as to win.

SAINT PETER CLAVER, PRIEST (MEMORIAL) Run so as to win. At the sound of the whistle, the runners are off like a shot. As they race down the road, one runner takes a commanding lead. He has terrific focus and is obviously well trained. The crowd hasn’t seen anything...

Do not be afraid to take Mary your wife into your home.

THE NATIVITY OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY (FEAST) Do not be afraid to take Mary your wife into your home.  Have you ever had the experience of someone quietly (or not so quietly) distancing himself from you because of your faith? Perhaps an adult child says you are “too...

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