The Life of the Day Laborer

The Life of the Day Laborer

By Angelo Anthony, C.PP.S. Our initial reaction to today’s parable about the laborers in the vineyard might be to say, “That’s not fair.” If those who worked only one hour received the usual daily wage it stands to reason that those who worked all day in the hot sun...
The Life of the Day Laborer

Comfortably on the “Good” Side

By Brother Matthew Schaefer, C.PP.S. How many times have we heard people who quit going to church talk about the hypocrisy of Christians? It has become almost a cliché. Yet it is an accusation that is hard to dispute. At Mass we faithfully admit our sinfulness; then...
The Life of the Day Laborer

There’s a Time for Confrontation

By Fr. Matt Keller, C.PP.S.  First off, I must admit I am a human being and part of my humanity is that I am subject to making mistakes. I also have problems from time-to-time. Not only am I subject to making mistakes and having problems, but sometimes I am blind to...
Discipline is Required of Disciples

Discipline is Required of Disciples

By Fr. Tim McFarland, C.PP.S. What happens is, quite literally, scandalous. Jesus follows his granting of primacy to the freshly named Peter with the first prediction of his passion (and resurrection). In response Peter rebukes Jesus and says, “God forbid. Lord! No...
Discipline is Required of Disciples

“Who Do You Say that I Am?”

By Fr. Harry Brown, C.PP.S. Jesus is the Son of David and the Son of God. And we all are linked to God as children of God. Yes, linked to Jesus. Probably the most important question in life is “Who do you say Jesus is?” (Mt 16:15) Do we live for Jesus or for...
Discipline is Required of Disciples

Refusing to Give Up on Us

By Fr. James Smith, C.PP.S. I have had a number of jobs in my life, even at 35 (a hazard of the “gig econom,” I suppose). 2010 Census enumerator. Lifeguard. Swim instructor. Day camp counselor. Bartender. Summer events coordinator. The worst, by far, was the first job...