Last Easter, in April 2017, my wife and I spent the weekend with our youngest child in Boston, Mass., where she resided until last month. That Sunday morning I woke up first and sat facing the front windows of our daughter’s studio apartment, reading Margaret Silf’s book “Inner Compass: An Invitation to Ignatian Spirituality.” (Actually, … Continue reading A Tale of Two Easters
I have heard it said that it is easy to admire the teachings of Jesus, but it is difficult to follow them. In December I blogged about Aelred R. Rosser, a Catholic priest who wrote books on how to interpret and effectively proclaim Bible readings at Mass on Sundays and on holy days. His message for … Continue reading Revolutionary Christianity
When people disagree with us, scripture says to reconcile with them.
I used to be one of the lectors at my local church. At the beginning of every new liturgical year, the church provided a “Workbook for Lectors and Gospel Readers,” published by Liturgy Training Publications (of Chicago), to help us prepare to proclaim the readings every Sunday. Each week’s entry included the biblical reference and … Continue reading Good company
In Steve Martin’s 1979 movie “The Jerk,” there’s a scene where his character shouts, “The new phone book’s here! The new phone book’s here! ... Page 73 — ‘Johnson, Navin R.’! I'm somebody now! Millions of people look at this book every day! This is the kind of spontaneous publicity — your name in print … Continue reading The Little Books are here! The Little Books are here!