A Look at Psalm 5

The psalmist begins the day by calling for God’s help, expressing confidence that God is listening.  He waits patiently for God’s answer. He recognizes that God does not help sinners succeed in their evil ways.  (That is the meaning of “hate” in v. 6.  It does not mean that God does not constantly...

Have You Been Saved?

Has anyone ever asked you if you’ve “been saved”? Some Christians ask this question to see if you have “accepted Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior.” In our Catholic mindset, all people are offered salvation through the death and resurrection of Jesus. The key to the...

On Crumbs and Commitment

My husband has to be the only man alive who has figured out how to create crumbs from peanut butter. Indeed, I come home from work to find little blobs of peanut butter on my kitchen floor, as if they somehow changed chemical constitution just long enough to fall off the knife, onto the counter, onto the...

Come to the Table

(This post is adapted from an article that appeared in The Catholic Telegraph.) There was a country television program years ago called “Hee Haw” in which the audience asked the question, “Hey, Grandpa, what’s for supper?” Grandpa would come to the window of his house and reel off a delicious menu....

The Spirituality of “Avatar”

Why has Avatar (2009) (see St. Anthony Messenger magazine’s “Eye on Entertainment“) become the most popular movie ever? I suggest it’s because its themes capture the spirit and yearnings of this age. Over the holidays I finally saw the film. I usually wait for the buzz to settle down...

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