Our English language is full of superlatives. We love to enhance our descriptions with the suffix “est” so that they are elevated to the nth degree: the highest, the tallest, Read More
Scripture Reflection for Sunday November 30 by Dave O’Donnell The operative word in this Sunday’s Gospel selection (MK 13: 33-37) is “Watch”. It has much in common with words Read More
Baby Turkeys Take First Steps
Life is beautiful and a gift! Sometimes I’m tempted to think I am the author of life and I must make sure it’s all edited and scripted well. Then Read More
Who Offers More, Cradle Catholics or Converts?
It’s refreshing at times to encounter a recent convert to the Catholic faith, and to hear him or her speak glowingly of their new experience in the church. Most of Read More
Scripture Reflection for Sunday November 23 by Dave O’Donnell In my theology 101 course, Father Foley S.J. was trying to tell us who God was but frustrated in the Read More
Can We Offer What We Do Best
If you ever doubted the effectiveness of the contemplative life, we now have the definitive answer, Brown University has initiated a program that studies contemplation from many different Read More
Is Sin Really Necessary?
What are we to think of this? No sin, no mercy. Does this mean sin is necessary for a display of mercy? Should there be no sin, then there would Read More
Scripture Reflection for Sunday November 16 by Dave O’Donnell This coming Sunday’s gospel tells the parable of the talents. The Master having received from his servant on his return, Read More
Create a Culture of Compassion
Want to see an easy way you can stop the violence in our world? Want to live longer? Want to see the research on compassion? Want Read More