Advent 2B Sunday: Prepare the Way

 The work of the Baptizer

‘Tis the busy season for Santa Claus and Kris Kringle.

We are all working very hard to be Santa for those we love — or to be good enough for Santa to come down our chimney this Christmas with that perfect gift.

2nd Sunday Advent B: Prepare the Way - Shorter Homily

Thanksgiving - USA

Fr. Rodney Kissinger, S.J.

“Ten were cleansed, were they not? Where are the other nine? Has none but this foreigner returned to give thanks to God?” (Luke 17: 17-18) Ingratitude has been called “the most unkindest cut of all.” Yes, it is so easy to fall in love with the gift and forget all about the Giver; to admire a painting and never think of the painter; to enjoy music and never know the heart from which it came; to accept and love ourselves and not to care for the One from whom we came.

Advent 1st Sunday B - Shorter Reflection

Advent 1st Sunday B : Be Alert and Watchful


The waiting room that is Advent

The waiting room of a hospital’s intensive care is unlike any place in the world.  And the people who wait there are bound together like no others anywhere.  

34th Sunday A: Christ the King

The “poor door”In New York City, housing is very expensive.  In order to provide affordable housing for the low-income, working poor, the city has set up the Inclusionary Housing Program:  Construction companies are given generous subsidies and tax breaks if their buildings include a certain percentage of low-income apartments, in addition to its high-rent luxury apartments. 

33rd Sunday A - Talents - 3 Servants

Every child’s future

Imagine a classroom of eight and nine-year-old children in any elementary school in any town.

See the boy in the third row who watches the clouds all day?  He’s not daydreaming — he’s fascinated by weather: he wants to know why it rains, what makes it snow, how hurricanes form.  As he gets older he could transform his inquisitiveness into a career as a meteorologist or science reporter . . . if . . .

32 Sunday A - Parable of 10 Bridesmaids

Fr. Jude Boteho:

The first reading from the Book of Wisdom personifies wisdom, as Lady Wisdom, who is to be found by all who seek her. Through divine wisdom God communic