What Stands Between Jesus and Me?

What Stands Between Jesus and Me?

By Fr. Angelo Anthony, C.PP.S. A wise woman who was walking in the mountains found a precious stone in a stream. The next day she met a traveler who was hungry, and the wise woman opened her bag to share her food. The hungry traveler saw the precious stone and asked...
What Stands Between Jesus and Me?

Jesus Shares our Humanity

By Brother Matt Schaefer, C.PP.S.   Sometimes I’m perplexed by the readings chosen for Mass, especially some of the second readings taken from the New Testament. They can seem too brief; I imagine some of these readings are barely heard by many in the...
Setting a Good Example

Setting a Good Example

Fr. Matt Keller, C.PP.S. They say that young children are easily influenced by what they see and hear. Some may say that are boys are more easily influenced than girls; whether that is true, I will leave up for debate. I would argue that adults at times are just as...
Setting a Good Example

Give It All You’ve Got

By Fr. Tim McFarland, C.PP.S. As we read the newspaper, check the news on the internet or on TV, it is often discouraging. In Chicago (and other places), newspapers keep score of the shootings each weekend. For those of us who listen to the Scriptures this Sunday, it...
Setting a Good Example

He Knows Exactly Who He Is

By Fr. Dennis Chriszt, C.PP.S.   Who do you say that I am?   It’s a simple question, but sometimes it is a question even I can’t answer about myself. Sometimes, hearing what others have to say about me helps me to understand myself better.   That doesn’t seem to...
Setting a Good Example

Open Your Ears, Open Your Heart

By Fr. Harry Brown, C.PP.S. The astonished crowd exclaimed after Jesus healed the deaf mute man, “He has done all things well. He makes the deaf hear and the mute speak.” Indeed, no one is outside God’s grace and Jesus’ healing touch. When Jesus said, “Ephatha” (Be...