Archive for February, 2017

Something Greater than Ourselves

Monday, February 6th, 2017

The readings for daily Mass this week and next from the Book of Genesis speak to us of origins and meaning.  “In the beginning, when God created the heavens and the earth . . .,” we hear today (Genesis 1:1). Here and in later blog posts, I would like to explore certain aspects of this […] [Read more]

Giving Students a BOOST

Friday, February 3rd, 2017

Both the name and the corresponding initials of a new Maryland state initiative describe a cooperative effort to provide students with a brighter future.  It is the Broadening Options and Opportunities for Students Today scholarship program, known by the acronym BOOST and enacted this past spring, which gives a “boost” to low-income families across the […] [Read more]

World Day for Consecrated Life

Wednesday, February 1st, 2017

The offering of Jesus to the Father in the Temple by Mary and Joseph, which we celebrate tomorrow with the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord, “expresses very well the figure of the Church who continues to offer her sons and daughters to the heavenly Father,” and thus is a fitting time to observe […] [Read more]