Wearisome Words – a call to act

Wearisome Words – a call to act

When I was preparing my homily this week, I could feel the shadow, the palpable shadow of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School hanging in the air. I read the reports and I listened to the responses, and as I did I recalled the headline from the New...
Transfigured in Christ – risen from the dead

Transfigured in Christ – risen from the dead

A few years ago, I read a most interesting book called Einstein’s Dreams by Alan Lightman. The book is a work of fiction based on the life of Albert Einstein. The story takes place in 1905, with a young Einstein working in a Berne, Switzerland patent office. He...
Chucho Iturralde – A Life Well Lived

Chucho Iturralde – A Life Well Lived

Someone (probably more than one someone) once quipped, “Every life is a sermon and every new day we preach.” That may very well be true but it sounds like a lot of pressure to me. The truth is, though, that a life well lived is a thousand times the message of hope and...
Which voice will you follow?

Which voice will you follow?

“There is a balm in Gilead To make the wounded whole; There is a balm in Gilead To heal the sin-sick soul.” It’s a simple little story, but the lesson from Mark’s Gospel that we heard this morning is challenging. It comes from the first chapter of the Gospel. As a...