Peace Pulpit: Jesus calls us all to a life of service, “If you want to be my disciple, deny yourself, take up your cross and follow me in serving others.”
Gene Conrad, 86, got up every morning at 5 a.m. to make breakfast for his wife, Reva. Before he shuffled downstairs, he cuddled next to her and began singing the song they had sung to each other every morning since they married in 1950: "You Are My Sunshine." Reva was diagnosed with Alzheimer's 21 years ago but she glowed as she heard the words Gene sang. Gene died last week after a brief illness.
Women ordination advocates joined in a liturgical celebration Sunday morning which turned into an energetic sendoff ceremony.
Sharp traditional distinctions between male and female that formed traditional Catholic theology over centuries have dissolved in recent times challenging church teachings.
Today’s selection from Wisdom sounds like a playground war: “Get him! He thinks he’s too smart! Goody two-shoes, just you wait and see!” (There should probably be all kinds of “$##¡@&**@!” representing the colorful language used by our preteen perpetrators.)
Preview: For 50 years, Perfectae Caritatis has been a guide for religious to both return to their deep roots and adapt to the contemporary world.
If you have watched reruns of the TV series "M*A*S*H," you might remember the scenes where the medical staff performs triage each time a helicopter arrives with more wounded from the Korean War. After they do a quick visual evaluation, the staff assesses each patient's physical condition and assigns their treatment to the medical professional best suited to help them.
Some 500 Catholic activists from around the globe will converge on Philadelphia for a conference to press for women's rights in the church -- one week before Pope Francis arrives.
The Peace Pulpit: "The poor, the vulnerable, the homeless, those in exile ... the refugees and immigrants -- we don't really reach out and draw them in."
Soul Seeing: Compassion, touch and starting over: This is what my soul sees when contemplating this story.