February 19, 2023

Sister Jane Mary Sorosiak

Sister Jane Mary Sorosiak, OSF

Sister Jane Mary has been spreading joy for more than six decades through her service and art.
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Clover representing the Trinity

Understanding the Trinity

When we are aware of the beauty and loving interactions in our lives, we are actually recognizing the Trinity. “In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.” When we begin our prayer with ...
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Los Angeles Auxiliary Bishop David G. O'Connell is pictured speaking with parishioners outside St. Frances X. Cabrini Church in Los Angeles July 19, 2015. According to local news reports, Los Angeles County sheriffs found him dead of a gunshot wound at his home Feb. 18, 2023, and his death has been ruled a homicide. An investigation was under way for a suspect and motive. A native of Ireland, he spent most of his four decades as a priest ministering in the inner city of Los Angeles. He was 69. Editors: This cutline has been updated to reflect new details about the bishop's death. (OSV News photo/CNS file, John Rueda, The Tidings)

LA’s ‘peacemaker’ Bishop David O’Connell dead at 69

Los Angeles Auxiliary Bishop David G. O'Connell, a native of Ireland who spent most of his four decades as a priest ministering in LA's inner city, has died. He was 69.
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Woman looking in a mirror

I Am ‘the Other’ to Someone Else

Reflect It’s easy to look around and identify someone who lives in the shadows of our society. But sometimes, when I look in the proverbial mirror, I see a stranger looking back at me. “How could I have said that ...
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Wooden sculpture of a person holding Jesus' hand on the cross

Jesus Never Promised Success

While there is nothing wrong with hoping for success in our lives, our faith is destined for problems if it becomes an expectation we cannot live without.
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Depiction of Jesus on The Cross in a church

Sunday Soundbite for February 19, 2023

Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time Cycle AFebruary 19, 2023 Sometimes the hardest Gospel texts to hear and live are the simplest. Today, our selection from the Gospel of Matthew contains such passages. Jesus, still preaching the “Sermon on the Mount,” ...
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