Seed Planted Comes to Life

Our guest blogger today is Father Jim Van Vurst, OFM. With Jack Wintz, OFM, he writes the twice-montly Friar Jack’s E-spirations. Life’s Significant Events Few will deny that, in our past, there have been events—good and bad—which at the time may not have seemed significant, but years later greatly...

“God Needs Me More”

It’s Holy Saturday. The Lenten season is coming to an end as we anticipate the beginning of the Easter season. Today is a day of sadness and joy, both intertwined: a day of mourning for the crucified Christ along with the expectation of his Resurrection. What to say about this? I didn’t know. That...

What Makes Good Friday Good?

What’s so good about Good Friday? Why would the day Jesus suffered such a painful death be called “good”? I did a little research, and I discovered that there are several theories, but the answer is still unclear. One that made sense to me is that the word “good” in this context...

More Than Enough

Today’s guest blogger is Joe Kay, a writer living in Cincinnati, Ohio. Recently, I learned about an immigrant who started a small business and was successful enough to get a nice house and send his kids to school. He never spent much on himself, except for his one hobby. He liked to go to the race...

‘A Church for the Poor’

Pope Francis’s first two weeks have been filled with signs and wonders for those of us who follow Francis of Assisi. In explaining how he came to choose his name, he said, “How I wish for a church that is poor and for the poor.” All indications are that the decisions he’s made have...

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