Wednesday, October 19, 2022062Today I heard about a theory of human personality which teaches that at the time of birth a child is given a false identity. This new person has a name that it did not choose. It has a family with which it is constantly compared as to relationship of age or of comparison of talent or wit. It lives in a world that it did not create.
Saturday, December 18, 2021068One of the great traditions of Christianity was initiated in 1223 A.D. by the good saint, Francis of Assisi. He had been distressed by the religious indifference of his day. Christ had become a cold and foreign symbol to many of his countrymen.
Wednesday, July 21, 20210118Last month, while celebrating the Feast of St. Peter and St. Paul, I was reminded about the roles that these two Apostles played in the early Christian Church. Peter had listened to the personal teaching of Jesus and also he had been appointed to be the Rock on which the Church was to be built.
Friday, April 2, 2021099Celebrating the liturgies of Passion Week presented many hidden treasures if we had just listened closely to the Gospel readings. Think about the bystanders on the street as Jesus came riding in on a burro. Would you have grabbed a branch and shouted out his name? Jesus, Hosanna!
Sunday, December 20, 2020045From the first Sunday in Advent, we have heard the warning over and over again to prepare the Way of the Lord. In the Gospel reading of that day, we were told to awaken from our slumber and to prepare the way for our Creator to come to save us and all the Earth.
Friday, November 27, 2020046As we look for something to celebrate during this time of Thanksgiving and it is difficult to find a clear pathway in the midst of stress and distress, and violence and a general bankruptcy of jobs, and of freedom to roam, and of friends to mingle with, and of sports extravaganzas to attend, what will give us hope?
Thursday, October 29, 2020067The vineyard of the Lord is the House of Israel. The fires in California and Colorado are destroying the wineries in the Napa Valley and are making mountain retreats to go up in flame. Ecologists are stressing that the destroying fires are a result of climate change.
Friday, October 16, 2020063The world is alive with the sound of music. We know that some of these words were sung in a popular musical, but for the people of past centuries these words would be predicated of the angelic swarm of messengers which were sent from the Creator to bring messages of peace, of hope and of victory to we humans.
Thursday, September 3, 20200155
By Father Timothy Gollob
Special to The Texas Catholic
During one of my morning meditations, I was given a fresh insight into the “new normal” which many people are now talking about. The article I was reading said that the 1939 movie,”The Wizard of Oz,” was a perfect illustration of our human quest for happiness....