Remembering Two Prophetic Bishops By Dr. John A. Dick, from Another Voice May 12, 2024 On April 4th, Bishop Thomas Gumbleton, a Detroit, Michigan Catholic bishop, passed from this ...
Third Sunday of Easter Lk 24:35-48 April 14, 2024 During Holy Week and now in Eastertide, I have become more convinced that every desire, longing, fear, and disappointment is heard...
Easter Sunday – Fr. Barko Jn 20:1-9 March 31, 2024 Have you ever tried to stare directly into the sun? Not so easy and certainly not safe. And on cloudy days, it’s hard to fe...
Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper – Fr. Barko Jn 13:1-15 March 28, 2024 What’s the Point? I have to assume Jesus did a terrific job washing his disciples’ feet, but that was ...
Palm Sunday – Fr. Barko Mk 14:1—15:47 March 24, 2024 The palms we hold during the ritual procession are an imitation of what the local people did long ago, the ones who lined...
Fifth Sunday of Lent – Fr. Barko Jn 12:20-33 March 17, 2024 Who are the people who have led you to your relationship with Jesus? If the Greeks who had asked to see Jesus felt...
Fourth Sunday of Lent March 10, 2024 Time: We are beginning the fourth week of Lent, daylight savings starts today and we have been in Wheaton, Illinois for 10 months. The reading ...
Third Sunday of Lent Jn 2:13-25 March 3, 2024 My gratitude and hopefulness are growing after reading The Global Sisters Report on the Church in Ukraine. (Feb 20, 2024) Reading this...
Feast of the Transfiguration Mk 9:2-10 February 25, 2024 Learning from the Mountaintop Have you had experiences in your life that you consider mountaintop events? Each year the Chu...
First Sunday of Lent Mk 1:12-15 February 18, 2024 As I was browsing a recent issue of National Catholic Reporter, this article’s title attracted me because Lent is very much on my ...
Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time Mk 1:40-45 February 11, 2024 If Netflix was to make this Gospel into a “limited mini-series” that concluded this very dramatic story with Jesus going ...
Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time Mk 1:29-39 February 4, 2024 The name J. Robert Oppenheimer made a sudden jump from the pages of the history books to the “silver screen.” The movie, t...
Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time Mk 1:21-28 January 28, 2024 Worth remembering: This week’s Gospel was NOT written by Stephen King, but by Mark the Evangelist. Giving too much attent...
Third Sunday in Ordinary Time Mk 1:14-20 January 21, 2024 Back in 2019, Pope Francis gave this Third Sunday in Ordinary Time a special name: “Sunday of the Word of God.” With that ...
Second Sunday in Ordinary Time Jn 1:35-42 January 14, 2024 In recent years, there have been many studies into cognitive function, especially in the area of memory loss. I am at the...
The Epiphany of the Lord Mt 2:1-12 January 7, 2024 Matthew draws the outline, but centuries of prayer, meditation, reflection, and tradition have filled in the blank spaces with a ...
Feast of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph LK 2:22-40 December 31, 2023 “AI.” I bet there aren’t many folks who need to ask: “What’s that?” “Artificial Intelligence” made a...
Fourth Sunday of Advent Lk 1:26-38 December 24, 2023 A woman leaving church on the Third Sunday of Advent was wearing what has become known as a “Christmas sweater.” Her sweater, u...
Third Sunday of Advent Jn 1:6-8, 19-28 December 17, 2023 We have arrived at this Third Sunday of Advent…often referred to as “REJOICE SUNDAY.” The Scriptures proclaimed today each ...
Second Sunday of Advent MK 1:1-8 December 10, 2023 A celebrity interview (movie stars, pop singers, politicians, billionaires, etc.) very often concludes with the question: What do...
First Sunday of Advent MK 13:33-37 December 3, 2023 It’s hard to believe, but preoccupied by holiday preparations, many people were totally unaware that the day before Thanksgiving...