Archive for February, 2016

Conscience: Our Guide Through Life

Monday, February 8th, 2016

In recent months there has been much discussion about conscience. It is said, “Let your conscience be your guide” for the choices we make in daily life. We are also urged to make a frequent “examination of conscience.” And there is increasing talk of the need for conscience protection from governmental and societal burdens, such […] [Read more]

Growing Closer to God

Thursday, February 4th, 2016

Once when I was traveling, a flight attendant shared with me her feeling that something was missing in her life, saying that she wished she had the sense of wholeness she knew when she was younger and attending Catholic school. It became clear as we talked that it had been a long time since she […] [Read more]

The Blessing of Consecrated Life

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016

The infancy narratives in the Gospel of Saint Luke introduce us to two watchful people who are a model for us all, but particularly for those in consecrated life. Simeon “was righteous and devout, awaiting the consolation of Israel, and the Holy Spirit was upon him,” and Anna, a widow who “never left the Temple, […] [Read more]