Thursday, March 14, 20190142When I was serving as parochial vicar at St. Joseph parish in Richardson, I observed something about the trees in the courtyard that amazed me. If you’re familiar with the layout at St. Joseph, you know that between the church and the rectory is a courtyard. From my room I could look through the window and enjoy the beauty of the...
Sunday, March 3, 20190234“What is most contrary to salvation is not sin but habit.” These are the words of Charles Péguy, instigator, poet, soldier, Catholic. And they’re words which, for me, come to mind as we begin our Lent again.
Saturday, March 31, 2018027Lent is almost over, and many of us are already evaluating our Lenten resolutions. How did you do? Did you keep your resolutions? Let me suggest a few things to keep in mind as we reflect on our resolutions.
Thursday, February 15, 2018059Charles Dickens had a way with words. In his novel, “A Tale of Two Cities,” he penned the famous quote: “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.” Most of us have memorized those few words, but Dickens went on to flesh out the meaning of that phrase.
Thursday, February 15, 20180582At the beginning of Lent, I always think about Winnie-the-Pooh, particularly the time he got stuck in Rabbit’s front door. You remember the story: he’d eaten too much and, trying to leave, found himself so tightly wedged he couldn’t go either in or out.
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By Father Thomas Esposito
Special to The Texas Catholic
Israel became a nation in the barren desert of the Sinai Peninsula. The formative experience of fleeing Egypt united them as a band of refugee-brothers, but nostalgia for their enslaved lives quickly overruns them at the first sign of hunger and thirst.