Tuesday, June 23, 2020025In the Old Covenant book of Ecclesiastes there is a wonderful exhortation about how to approach all the activities of life. There is a time for everything under the sun. One event follows another in a beautiful sequence of exaltation and of grief.
Sunday, June 21, 20200167One summer in college, I worked at a ministry in Chicago. I served as a mentor for kids in hard social and economic situations. Beyond this ministry, I remember two days there: the morning I ran the Chicago Distance Classic, and the evening I saw...
Friday, June 19, 2020083The events of the last few weeks surrounding the murder of George Floyd have to had striken a cord in the hearts of those who have minds to perceive that this is a time of opportunity to confess our unfair judgments of the past.
Thursday, June 18, 2020081In the parable of the prodigal son (Luke 15:11-32) there are three major characters: the father, the younger (prodigal) son and the older son. In many cases, our emphasis lies on the younger son, from which the parable derived its name. At other...
The modern Greek word for “Thank you,” eucharisto, immediately calls to our Christian minds the gift of Christ’s body and blood, commemorated in our Eucharistic liturgy. The proper response to eucharisto today might not be as recognizable, but...Friday, May 29, 2020
Sheltering in place might not look much like a dark wood, but my time in quarantine has brought Dante to the forefront of my mind. I have long been awed by the brilliance of his “Divine Comedy,” the indescribably beautiful rhythm and rhyme of...Thursday, May 7, 2020
By Father Jacob Dankasa
Special to The Texas Catholic
Writing about “infection” at a time of a pandemic of great proportion like COVID-19 is almost a cliché because it’s in the minds of everyone. Let me pull us away from that negative...Wednesday, May 6, 2020
In these trying times of a pandemic, many people are expressing a beautiful desire to pray — to pray for protection from the coronavirus, for fast and full recoveries, for economic stability, for fruitful occupation in isolation, for peace at home...Tuesday, May 5, 2020