Woman, Why Are You Weeping?

Twice in today’s Gospel, (John 20:11-18) Mary Magdalen is asked why she is weeping. She has kept vigil at the tomb, grieving the tragic crucifixion and death of Jesus.  The man who loved her with great mercy and forgiveness has been taken from her.  Now, on top of this grief, the empty tomb Read more…

God’s Holy, Faithful People

As I write this entry, I am in Burlington, Vermont for the installation of their new bishop, The Most Reverend Christopher Coyne.  Bishop Coyne was originally a priest from the Archdiocese of Boston, and in March of 2011 was ordained as an auxiliary bishop for the Archdiocese of Indianapolis.  Since Read more…

God Is Always Calling …

This Third Sunday in Ordinary Time instructs us that God is always calling us. The clearest example today comes from Mark’s Gospel. Jesus calls Simon and Andrew away from their nets to “Come after me.” Again, he finds James and John working with their father and he calls them to Read more…

Day Of Study And Prayer

For over a year, I have felt the desire to gather some theologians to pray and discuss the truth regarding the human person, family and marriage.  Along with so many others in our Church and society today, we are searching for a positive way to address the many challenges our Read more…