Many parents are filled with hopes for and anxieties about their teenage children. One young mother who was realizing a hope for her teen age son was happy to share with me that her teenage son was joining her and the younger sibling to pray the Rosary as a family. He not only joined them but was volunteering to lead.
Traditions say that the apostle Bartholomew made it as far away as India to evangelize and after some time, followed trade routes up to Armenia! That’s a pretty impressive missionary career! He and his good friend, the Apostle Jude, got the evangelization off to a good start.
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The survival of the nuclear family is at the crossroads. Two-parent households are on the decline in the United States as divorce, remarriage and cohabitation are on the rise.
How do we stop “keeping score”? I mean, how to we stop, change an attitude that really does us harm?
There are times when bible passages use examples to make a point, to teach a lesson … when to repeat them can be awkward and sometimes embarrassing. The temptation is to avoid any reference to them. The passage today from the prophet Jeremiah presents us with this dilemma.
Mighty oak trees line the carriage way leading to the main entrance of the stately 1905 mansion that became the administration building at Stonehill College. Still today visitors and employees often feel the sting of a random acorn striking them on the noggin!