Ask!

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

“Jesus asked the twelve, ‘Do you also wish to go away?’ Simon Peter answered him, ‘Lord, to whom can we go? You have the words of eternal life.’” (John 6:67-68) Searching for answers to life’s difficult questions can break one out of the ordinary routine and set one on a spiritual journey. Part of my […]

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The Mercy of God

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

I have been thinking about mercy lately. Mercy is something so fundamental to our Christian faith, and yet it seems to be so elusive. It’s not hard to think of a definition for the word, but its application is a continually difficult task: the important message of forgiveness that our Lord proclaimed is not an […]

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An Epiphany of Love

Friday, January 10, 2020

They shall bring gold and frankincense, and shall proclaim the praise of the LORD. (Is 60:6) This verse is found at the end of our first reading from this past Sunday, the Feast of the Epiphany. It clearly is meant to be read in the context of the Gospel reading: They prostrated themselves and did […]

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You Could Die Tomorrow

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

When will I die, and how? Will it be at the ripe old age of ninety after I’ve lived a full life? Will it be painless? What if I die tomorrow in a car accident on the freeway? What if this next flight is my last? There are many ways to die and many ways […]

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DSPT Convocation of the College of Fellows

Monday, January 6, 2020

How can Catholics evangelize in a culture that calls moral convictions “hate speech” and “intolerance?” Please join us for this important day of thoughtful presentations, dialogue and reflection at the Annual DSPT Convocation of the College of Fellows on Feb. 1 at 9:30 am at DSPT in Berkeley. Speakers include Fr. Michael Sweeney, OP (Lay […]

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Reflections for the New Year

Wednesday, January 1, 2020

It’s fitting that we celebrate January 1st as the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God. In her essay The Mystery of Christmas, the philosopher and Carmelite nun St. Edith Stein writes that “[t]he kingdom of God on earth began when the Blessed Virgin pronounced ‘fiat,’ and she was its first servant.” Who better to honor […]

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