When I was first diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, I remember immediately jumping to the worst-case scenarios. Suddenly, I pictured images of people who were wheelchair-bound and unable to carry out many of the daily tasks that I had become so …
Faith and Family for August 7: Faithful Servants
This week’s Gospel is about preparedness and having our priorities straight.
Faith and Family for July 31: Parable of the Rich Fool
This week’s Gospel tells the story of the rich man who continues to grown both his harvest and the barns in which he stores it. Jesus reminds him, though, that it could all be lost at any time.
Faith and Family for July 24: The Lord's Prayer
In this week’s Gospel, Jesus teaches the disciples how to pray, and provides us with the words for the “Our Father.”
Stop the Bullying
In the past year, I have heard story after story—in the news, from friends and families and even at my own dinner table—about kids being bullied. It’s rampant. It’s everywhere. As we’ve unfortunately witnessed time and time again, it can be deadly.
And it needs to stop.
I know, I know. Bullying has gone on for years. I’m sure most of us can recount a story of it from our youth. There are even debates as to whether the media are jumping on the stories of suicides brought on by bullying and overblowing the concept of kids being “bullied to death.”
Faith and Family for July 17: Martha and Mary
In this week’s Gospel, Jesus encourages the anxious and worried Martha to follow the example of Mary and take the time to just sit and listen. What a good lesson for all of us.
Faith and Family for July 10: Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
The well-known story of the Good Samaritan is highlighted in this week’s Gospel. It calls each of us to care for others.