Here among us

Roger Karban

Third-Isaiah, Paul and Mark are concerned with God entering our lives in a unique way -- something around which the coming celebration of Ch ...

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Everyday Sacraments

Angela Alaimo O'Donnell

In late December 2009, on a sunny Florida afternoon, my 81-year-old mother stepped across my sister’s kitchen, caught her foot on the hem ...

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Thanksgiving in Five Acts

Valerie Schultz

When we are children, we believe that our families will always be the same. Time moves slowly, and we don’t understand that a future await ...

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What shepherding requires

Angie O'Gorman

Four neighbor women gather their teenage children as the smog-filtered sun begins to rise. The mothers check backpacks and bundles, all the ...

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Talent show

Mary McGlone

Do you know what a talent is? In the biblical sense, it's not the ability to carry a tune or the instinct for making a fortune on the stock ...

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Trees and Things that Live

Fred Plumer

I am one of those rare individuals who was lucky enough to spend most of my childhood in Southern California’s San Gabriel Valley when it ...

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The ways of the kingdom

Mary McGlone

I have to be honest: I think this selection from Isaiah is one of the most disagreeable readings in either Testament. Who wants to be remind ...

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