Vocations and Prayer Issue 90 – A Christmas Meditation

The Christmas carol, O Little Town of Bethlehem, includes a verse that, for decades, has made me pause—even outside the Christmas season—to ponder its ineffable meaning and astonishing implications: Yet in thy dark streets shineth The everlasting


Vocations and Prayer Issue 88 – Life Unworthy Of Life: Capital Punishment

The State is not a Person The State is Mindless I am not Responsible Following the crowd or following Jesus


Vocations and Prayer Issue 83 – Prayer To Live Mercifully

O God, Teach me Not to envy, to hate, to justify, to imitate, to support, to ennoble,…


Vocations and Prayer Issue 76 – To Reach Peace, Teach Peace

Long before Jesus, the Christ, appeared on earth, the Prophet Jeremiah exclaimed: The cry, “Peace! Peace!” But there is no peace (Jer 6:14, 8:11).


Vocations and Prayer Issue 72 – It is Finished A Priestly Vocation of Mercy

It is Finished A Priestly Vocation of Mercy: Fr. Edward J. McDonough’s healing ministry stretched over forty years. He was a faithful servant of Christ like mercy, and a hero of Christ like merciful love.


Vocations and Prayer Issue 70 – Franz Jagerstatter: The Man Who Chose To See

The Man Who Chose To See A Layman Picks Up The Cross of His Primary Vocation to Be a Follower of Jesus, not Simply an Admirer of Jesus.


Vocations and Prayer Issue 47 – Pope St. Hormisdas and Pope St. Silverius: God’s Solution to the Vocation Crisis?

When the Church prays for an increase in vocations, it is praying that more of those people whom God calls will say, “Yes!” to his call.


Vocations and Prayer Issue 38 – Nonviolent Eucharist

Jesus proclaimed the Commandment of love by words at the first Eucharist and by example at the Sacrifice of Calvary. Jesus does not die of a heart attack. He dies when His heart is attacked by human beings inebriated with the diabolical spirit of jus


Vocations and Prayer Issue 37 – Inaugurating a Millennium of Mercy

“It is precisely because sin exists in the world, which God so loved, that He gave His only Son, the God who is love, cannot reveal Himself otherwise than as mercy.” – Encyclical Dives in Misericordia


Vocations and Prayer Issue 36 – Pondering a Miracle and Living the Mystery Beyond It

“Things were in God’s plan which I had not planned at all. I am coming to the living faith and conviction that – from God’s point of view – there is no chance and that the whole of my life, down to every detail, has been