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Father Gollob: A better normal for all

Tuesday, June 23, 2020025 In 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.

Father Bayer: The Complexity of True Solidarity

Sunday, June 21, 20200167 One 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...

Father Gollob: We must behave as brothers and sisters

Friday, June 19, 2020083 The 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.

Father Dankasa: Our near but distant relationship with God

Thursday, June 18, 2020081 In 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...

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Father Esposito: What is a Paraclete anyway?

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

Father Bayer: Healing by Contrition

As the diocese develops its response to the pandemic, I think we’re all very excited to get back to celebrating the sacraments! Thursday, May 14, 2020

Father Esposito: Dante and the dark wood of quarantine

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

Father Dankasa: An Infectious Relationship

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

Father Bayer: Unanswered prayers

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

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