As I consider today's story about Lazarus, I recall chauffeuring a visitor from our sister parish in El Salvador through Kansas City, Mo. The quiet, the order, the lack of people walking in the neighborhoods were all part of the cultural puzzle he was trying to piece together. But perhaps more than anything, he was astounded at the large homes we passed in a nice area of town.
Sept 13-26, 2013
Today's three readings bring up some essential questions of faith: Where are we going with our lives? Do we have a specific direction? If so, does the way we actually live our everyday lives fit into the path we've decided to take?
TOWARD AN ECOLOGY OF TRANSFIGURATION: ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN PERSPECTIVES ON ENVIRONMENT, NATURE, AND CREATION
Edited by John Chryssavgis and Bruce V. Foltz
Published by Fordham University Press, $125 hardback, $35 paperback
Essay: The life of the Catholic Worker is a life of struggle and disappointment that strips away your illusions but never achieves your expectations.
No one has a bad word to say about Auxiliary Bishop Timothy Lyne, perhaps because he rarely says anything negative about anyone else.
At World Youth Day in July, the attending bishops took some time for some fun and did a little dance.
Mission Management: Certain factors can help you live longer, including where you live, says Dan Buettner, a New York Times best-selling author.
Soul Seeing: Bishop Morrie and Mike Leach were driving through the old homestead of Bishop Ray Lucker and paused to remember their friend.
A proposed pipeline would cut through the land on which the Sisters of Loretto have lived and worked for 200 years.
It is disappointing "to see the Boy Scouts of America succumb to external pressures and political causes at the cost of its moral integrity," one bishop said.