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A Higher Standard of Care

20151030 syrians and iraq refugees arrive at skala sykamias lesvos greece 2 There’s a difference between giving out of guilt and giving in a spirit of gratitude and generosity, between goaded into what others may see as a virtuous act and acting out of virtue.  Likewise, there’s a difference between tolerating my (real or perceived) enemies or persecutors and loving them as brothers and sisters and praying for their well-being.  As ambassadors of Christ and ministers of reconciliation (cf. 2 Cor. 5:17-20), we are called to something deeper than civility. Today is World Refugee Day, a time to recommit ourselves to respect the human rights and needs...

Episode 16 Tap Into Life - Chicago

Img 4570 Listen to our recent podcast episode!   Br. MJ is joined by his Dad as they discuss Father's Day and the vocation of fatherhood.​   Have questions? We have a new email address. We can be reached at:   Want to join Fr. Tom on his pilgrimage to Rome and Assisi?  

A Time for Courage

The wizard of oz lahr garland bolger haley 1939 St. Boniface Tobit 1:3, 2:1a-8; Mark 12:1-12 In L. Frank Baum’s classic The Wonderful World of Oz, Oz assures the lion, “There is no living thing that is not afraid when it faces danger. The true courage is in facing danger when you are afraid, and that kind of courage you have in plenty.” On a recent flight home from Europe, I had the opportunity to watch a few movies.  One of them was Patriots Day, the story of the terrorist bombing at the Boston Marathon and the subsequent manhunt and investigation told especially through the...

The Last Full Measure of Devotion

1280px-washington dc from arlington Tuesday of the 7th Week of Easter  Acts 20:17-27; John 17:1-11a  If you ever have the chance to fly in or out of Reagan National Airport (DCA) in Washington, DC, you will be treated to some of the most inspiring approach or departure scenery you will ever see from a plane: the National Mall, with the U.S. Capitol at one end and the Lincoln Memorial at the other; the museums of the Smithsonian Institution; the Washington Monument, a stark and solitary obelisk; the Jefferson Memorial; and most poignantly, on the Virginia side of the Potomac River,...