Hurting in the Church

It is a sad reality that many Catholics have been hurt by the Church. These hurts run very deep because the Church represents Christ on earth and we expect to receive His unconditional love through His Church. Although this is an unrealistic expectation, as I have frequently observed, nevertheless we should feel completely at ease […]

The Sanctity of Worship

Yesterday I was still feeling a little crummy and just couldn’t pull it all together for Sunday morning Mass. The next parish over has a 5:00 p.m. Mass, so that was my plan. I must confess that as that hour approached, I was still less than enthusiastic, but I am a firm believer that when […]

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity is an international ecumenical observance that takes place every year between January 18 and 25. In my experience, it is an occasion of extremely lame gatherings of various local Christian congregations to co-mingle for an hour or so, read a little Scripture and carry on. That said, I […]