What is Moral Authority?

The Big Girls in the Dance StudioWhen I was a little dancer, I looked up to the “big girls” at my studio. I wanted to be just like the girls who helped my instructors teach my dance classes. They were beautiful dancers, but they were also kind, smart, and fun to be around. These girlsContinue reading “What is Moral Authority?”

This Sunday’s Gospel: November 22, 2020

Matthew 25:31-46 Jesus said to his disciples:“When the Son of Man comes in his glory,and all the angels with him,he will sit upon his glorious throne,and all the nations will be assembled before him.And he will separate them one from another,as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats.He will place the sheep on hisContinue reading “This Sunday’s Gospel: November 22, 2020”

This Sunday’s Gospel: November 15, 2020

Matthew 25:14-30 Jesus told his disciples this parable:“A man going on a journeycalled in his servants and entrusted his possessions to them.To one he gave five talents; to another, two; to a third, one–to each according to his ability. Then he went away.Immediately the one who received five talents went and traded with them,and made anotherContinue reading “This Sunday’s Gospel: November 15, 2020”

This Sunday’s Gospel: November 8, 2020

Matthew 25:1-13 Jesus told his disciples this parable:“The kingdom of heaven will be like ten virginswho took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom. Five of them were foolish and five were wise. The foolish ones, when taking their lamps,brought no oil with them,but the wise brought flasks of oil with their lamps. Since the bridegroomContinue reading “This Sunday’s Gospel: November 8, 2020”

The Fruits of the Luminous Mysteries

And he was transfigured before them; his face shone like the sun and his clothes became white as light. Matthew 17:2 I used to get distracted throughout the Rosary, and occasionally I still do. I announce the mystery, let my mind wander, and only remember which one I’m on when I pray the ninth orContinue reading “The Fruits of the Luminous Mysteries”

This Sunday’s Gospel: October 11, 2020

Matthew 22:1-14 Jesus again in reply spoke to the chief priests and elders of the people in parables, saying, “The kingdom of heaven may be likened to a kingwho gave a wedding feast for his son. He dispatched his servantsto summon the invited guests to the feast,but they refused to come.A second time he sent other servants, saying,‘TellContinue reading “This Sunday’s Gospel: October 11, 2020”

This Sunday’s Gospel: September 13, 2020

Matthew 18:21-35 Peter approached Jesus and asked him,“Lord, if my brother sins against me,how often must I forgive?As many as seven times?” Jesus answered, “I say to you, not seven times but seventy-seven times. That is why the kingdom of heaven may be likened to a kingwho decided to settle accounts with his servants. When he began theContinue reading “This Sunday’s Gospel: September 13, 2020”

This Sunday’s Gospel: September 6, 2020

Matthew 18:15-20 Jesus said to his disciples:“If your brother sins against you,go and tell him his fault between you and him alone. If he listens to you, you have won over your brother.If he does not listen,take one or two others along with you,so that ‘every fact may be establishedon the testimony of two or threeContinue reading “This Sunday’s Gospel: September 6, 2020”

This Sunday’s Gospel: August 30, 2020

Matthew 16:21-27 Jesus began to show his disciplesthat he must go to Jerusalem and suffer greatlyfrom the elders, the chief priests, and the scribes,and be killed and on the third day be raised. Then Peter took Jesus aside and began to rebuke him,“God forbid, Lord! No such thing shall ever happen to you.” He turned and saidContinue reading “This Sunday’s Gospel: August 30, 2020”

This Sunday’s Gospel: August 23, 2020

Matthew 16:13-20 Jesus went into the region of Caesarea Philippi andhe asked his disciples,“Who do people say that the Son of Man is?”They replied, “Some say John the Baptist, others Elijah,still others Jeremiah or one of the prophets.”He said to them, “But who do you say that I am?”Simon Peter said in reply,“You are theContinue reading “This Sunday’s Gospel: August 23, 2020”