Advent Begins—Happy New Year
December 8th, 2023
Dec. 3, 2023Today the Church begins a new Liturgical Calendar. As has been noted in previous bulletins, the Church’s calendar differs from the standard calendar, because its primary purpose is to tell...
Time to Ready Our Hearts
December 1st, 2023
Nov. 26, 2023Next Sunday, on the First Sunday of Advent, the Church begins its new Liturgical Year. Let’s review that as we prepare to begin. The liturgical calendar serves a very different purpose ...
November 24th, 2023
Nov. 19, 2023The Gospels for the past few weeks have presented the same message—be prepared for the return of the Lord. The Gospel for this week continues that message. It is the Parable of the Talent...
Help Us Bring God's Kingdom to Life
November 18th, 2023
Nov. 12, 2023The 32nd Sunday of the Church’s liturgical year is celebrated in the United States as Stewardship Sunday. Stewardship is a way to look at our own ownership and participation in the life o...
God Is Calling....Will You Answer?
November 11th, 2023
Nov. 5, 2023Today is Vocation Awareness Sunday. I think we are all aware of the dramatic need for an increase in Church vocations today. Cincinnati, which is experiencing a more severe shortage than w...
Saints Are Our Spiritual Heroes
November 4th, 2023
Oct. 29, 2023November is the last month of the Church’s liturgical year. We begin the new liturgical year on the First Sunday of Advent, which will be on Dec. 3. During this final month of the liturgi...
Give to Caesar What Is Caesar's and to God What Is God's
October 27th, 2023
Oct. 22, 2023You will often hear people describe the Bible as a book of answers. I see it, rather, as a book of questions. This is especially true when we are reading some of Jesus’ responses to His f...
Pray for Peace
October 20th, 2023
Oct. 15, 2023As I write this, we are only three days into the war that has broken out between Israel and the Palestinians in the Gaza Strip. The most recent information that I have seen says that over...
Do Our Actions Reflect Our Beliefs About the Eucharist?
October 14th, 2023
Oct. 8, 2023For the past few years, we have heard incessantly about the PEW study that said that less than a third of Catholics believe in the Real Presence of Jesus Christ in the Eucharist. As I have...
Every Human Life Has Value
October 6th, 2023
Oct. 1, 2023October is Respect Life Month, and this Sunday is Respect Life Sunday. Our focus during this month is primarily our concern for the rights and dignity of the unborn. But there are other pr...
Should I Stay or Should I Go?
September 29th, 2023
Sept. 24, 2023 Some of you may recognize the heading for this item as a song title by the punk rock band The Clash, from 1982. The dilemma of the singer has to do with a relationship that is troubled....
Wrath and Anger Are Hateful Things
September 23rd, 2023
Wrath becomes a spiritual poison in our minds and our souls, which damages us and potentially can destroy our souls (mortal sin)....