Seventh Sunday of Ordinary Time 2019 David and King Saul had become mortal enemies. David had the chance and could have killed him. He did not. Instead, David said: “…I will not harm the Lord’s anointed.” This past week, just around the corner from our Provincial Headquarters in Aurora, there was one more terrible act…

Vatican, February 21-24, 2019 A meeting in solidarity, humility, and penitence “If one member suffers, all the members suffer together” (1 Cor 12:26) “Faced with widespread and growing discomfort following new reports and revelations of very serious cases of sexual abuse involving members of the clergy, on September 12, 2018, at the end of one…

By International Union Superior General (UISG) and Union of Superior General (USG) “The abuse of children is wrong anywhere and anytime: this point is not negotiable”  #PBC2019 (Original text in English) As the meeting on safeguarding and protection of minors begins we, the Major Superiors of Religious Orders and Congregations around the world, unite in…

Sixth Sunday of Ordinary Time 2019 The imagery of Jeremiah in the first reading can help us understand more fully the sense of the Beatitudes recorded in St. Luke. Surely, none of us wants to be a barren bush, a bit of tumbleweed in the desert, tossed about by the wind. We would rather imagine…

By Fr. Simione Volavola, MSC (St. John the Baptist Parish-Ottosville, PA) Dear brothers and sisters, “Blessed are you who are poor, for the kingdom of God is yours. (Luke 6:20) Last Sunday, we were led by our Lord to experience our own place in His presence. It is a lowly state, a sinful state, a state…

Fifth Sunday of Ordinary Time 2019 There are times when we consider the glory of God and feel so insignificant and unworthy before his majesty. It might be a moment of awe looking at a star-filled sky at night or astonishment at the sheer power behind a volcanic eruption. Or it might be the amazement…

1/1 – Michael Pritchard, Pittsburgh, PA – $500 1/2 – Karen Ridgeway, Fulton, NY – $100 1/3 – Jeanne Troncelliti, Leonardtown, MD – $50 1/4 – Mary Potmesil, Omaha, NE – $50 1/5 – Dona Seppelfrick-Spencer, Aurora, IL – $50 1/6 – Mike Maggio, Mesa, AZ – $50 1/7 – Chris Leisse, Naples, FL –…

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