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Cardinal Cupich: Laudato Si’ calls us to economic and spiritual conversion

Full text of the Chicaco cardinal’s speech at biennial climate conference Laudato Si’ needs to be understood as a renewed call to conversion, to respond to Jesus’ invitation to think differently about human beings, life, society and our relationship with nature https://www.ncronline.org/news/earthbeat/cardinal-cupich-laudato-si-calls-us-economic-and-spiritual-conversion In the middle of a swirl of energy pulling us in all directions, we […]

Child Tax Credits

How would you like an extra $250 or $300 in your pocket each month? If your a family with children, it’s as easy as filing taxes! File and start receiving $250 to $300 per child in July. Learn how to get your payment at phila.gov/childtaxcredit. If you don’t have a Social Security Number but your […]

Go Outside and meet God

Nature has many benefits, many of which are for our health and well-being. Breathing fresh air and listening to the bird song all bring us tranquility and joy. We are invigorated and have more energy. Nature is God’s first Scripture. The more we are in connection with it the more we love it.

Job, Peter’s Mother in Law and Our Vocation

Mary M. McGlone https://www.ncronline.org/news/opinion/scripture-life/fifth-sunday-ordinary-time-faith-transformed-crisis DP816547 CROP.jpg “Job’s Despair” (1825-26) by William Blake (Metropolitan Museum of Art) This February, we may be feeling bleaker than normal during midwinter. It’s been a year since we saw our first U.S. death from COVID-19. A few weeks later, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned that the pandemic […]

Love and Forgiveness

Dear friends, Tomorrow in the U.S., we honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. I find strength and reassurance in the timeless reminders from Dr. King to undertake the demanding practice of love as a path to healing, justice, and true community. “Love is the most durable power in the world… […]

Liminal Space 2021

So here we are… in between: Covid -19 surge and vaccine; in between, awaiting… awaiting what lies ahead in the new year, … awaiting family visits? awaiting healing? awaiting a stimulus, awaiting employment, awaiting a new political landscape? Awaiting…. a new heaven and a new earth. What is my part, what is our part in […]

Do something… a reflection on the parable of the talents

In Jesus’ parable, the master divided his treasure among three servants. Lest we feel too sorry for the one who received only one share, consider that a talent was a measure of weight denoting about 70 pounds of silver or gold. Given Jesus’ story-telling style, it must have been gold. The poor servant who got […]

Beginning Again

Today is a beautiful Sunday. The sun is shining, and the temperature betrays the November season. Today we also begin to turn the page on the next chapter for our country. Many are full of hope and happiness and others not so much. Let us work together, for we are one. Let begin to live […]

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