Posts Tagged ‘throwback thursday’

Throwback Thursday: Martin Luther King and Working for Christian Unity

Thursday, January 18th, 2018

This week, our nation celebrates Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King.  Although he is best known as a civil rights leader, he also played a vital role in the important work of Christian unity. On the night before his Passion, Jesus fervently prayed to the Father that his disciples might all be one, just as he […] [Read more]

Throwback Thursday: The Mercy of Hospitality

Thursday, January 11th, 2018

Travel to any community in the country and you will likely find motels, hotels and restaurants that are happy to provide you – for a price – a room for the night or a hot meal.  So extensive is the modern hospitality industry that some schools even offer degrees in managing these services.  It is […] [Read more]

Throwback Thursday: The Public Revelation of the Savior of the World

Thursday, January 4th, 2018

Before the invention of satellites or digital compasses and the Global Positioning System, travelers, navigators and mariners looked to the stars for guidance. The Gospel of Matthew tells us about one particular star, the Star of Bethlehem, which pointed to the Lord Jesus and guided the Magi from the East (Matthew 2:1-2, 9-11).  Following the […] [Read more]

Throwback Thursday: The Holy Family and Families Today

Thursday, December 28th, 2017

On the Church’s liturgical calendar, the first Sunday after Christmas is dedicated to the Holy Family – Jesus, Mary and Joseph.  As we celebrate this day, we also reflect on how the family of our Lord reveals God’s plan for all families. “To understand the family today,” said Pope Francis on the eve of the […] [Read more]

Throwback Thursday: Jesus is Emmanuel, God With Us

Thursday, December 21st, 2017

What is it like to see the face of God?  At the beginning, Adam and Eve had walked with him in the Garden, but they rejected his gifts and without a pure heart, they could no longer see God.  With humanity thereafter affected by sin, Abraham never saw the Lord’s face in all his glory […] [Read more]

Throwback Thursday: Rejoice in the Lord Always

Thursday, December 14th, 2017

With all of the festivities and preparations associated with the weeks before Christmas, this can be a very hectic time.  Add shopping to the mix, and the long day at the mall jostling amid the crowds might tempt some to irritation.  Meanwhile, others may be distressed because they are out of work.  It is in […] [Read more]

Throwback Thursday: The Incomparable Importance of Immaculate Mary in Our Life of Faith

Thursday, December 7th, 2017

The Blessed Virgin Mary is a beautiful, beloved, essential and pervasive figure in the Church calendar.  Tomorrow, we rejoice in her Immaculate Conception, celebrating her as God’s greatest creation – the vessel he fashioned to be his own mother, the woman who would bear him into the world. Pope Francis explains that, in view of […] [Read more]

Throwback Thursday: Give Thanks to the Lord for He is Good and His Love Endures Forever

Thursday, November 23rd, 2017

It is said that the busiest travel season is Thanksgiving.  People trek all over the country, not to feast on turkey and pumpkin pie – they can have those at home without the expense and several hours traveling.  No, they go to spend time with family. In addition to family, some have discovered the joy […] [Read more]

Throwback Thursday: Seek First the Kingdom

Thursday, November 16th, 2017

We read in the Gospels how Jesus urges his listeners to not be anxious about worldly concerns, but to “seek first the kingdom of God” and God in his providence will provide the things we need (Matthew 6:25-33).  “Do not be afraid any longer,” he says, “for your Father is pleased to give you the […] [Read more]

Throwback Thursday: Communion in Service to Jesus Christ and His Church

Thursday, November 9th, 2017

As Catholics, we live not simply as individuals, but also in the unity of the Body of Christ that is the Church, which is meant to be a reflection of the communion of persons in the Holy Trinity.  “As it is, there are many parts, yet one body,” teaches Saint Paul. “For in one Spirit […] [Read more]