The Season of Change

“To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heavens.” Ecclesiastes 3:1 On a recent trip to Los Angeles I realized I was definitely in a season of change.  I am a new empty nester, I have grandchildren and my husband calls me Nana when he talks to “the kids.” How...

A Mountaintop in California

 We sometimes speak of a “mountaintop experience.”  The reference for Christians comes from the Gospel story for the Second Sunday of Lent—the Transfiguration of Christ.  Marketer Chris Holmes with Media Producer Matt Wielgos in the St. Anthony Messenger Press booth. For some 45,000 Catholics this...

A Lenten Story of Transformation and Hope

An old cartoon shows two priests counting the meager Sunday collection, with the caption, “Well, I guess next week it’s back to the old vague generalities!”  Part of the temptation for the presider at Sunday Mass is to play to the positive, and cultivate the good feelings of his audience.  Good...

The Extravagance of Love

[We welcome guest blogger Joelle Chase from the Center for Action and Contemplation in Albuquerque, New Mexico, to talk about Wondrous Encounters: Scripture for Lentby Richard Rohr.] This second week of Lent, I am both challenged and encouraged by Richard’s words in Wondrous Encounters. Beginning with his...

American Catholic Radio Features This Week

American Catholic Radio, St. Anthony Messenger Press’ weekly broadcast, continues its theme of conversion and social justice this week with a great interview on the Living Faith segment.  Segment producer Judy Zarick explores the challenge of living in a simplified way in response to the gospel and...

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