Categories: Daily Commentaries, General

July 25, 2021, 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Celebrate mom-and-pop operations However few dollars there are, parents make them stretch until payday. However uncertain the way ahead, they shoulder the decision-making for their brood. However dark the night and scary the storm, parents hug their little ones through it. Today our nation celebrates Parents’ Day, honoring the grownups who make children’s lives safer, […]

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July 20, 2021, Tuesday, 16th Week of the Year

Special needs evoke special support On this day in 1968, the first Special Olympics took place in Chicago. It was the brainchild of Eunice Kennedy Shriver—devout Catholic, sister of President John F. Kennedy, and tireless advocate for people with intellectual disabilities. Shriver’s husband, Sargent Shriver—as a Knight of Columbus—encouraged the Knights to support the cause, […]

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July 19, 2021, Monday 16th Week of the Year

Read deeply Sacred scripture is the living word of God, and the ancient monastic practice of lectio divina (Latin for “divine reading”) is a contemplative way of “conversing” with it. It involves four basic steps: lectio (“reading”), meditatio (“meditation”), oratio (“prayer”), and contemplatio (“contemplation”). By narrowing in on certain passages, reading them slowly and repeatedly, noticing what stirs you, and reflecting prayerfully on it, you […]

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July 15, 2021, MEMORIAL OF BONAVENTURE, BISHOP, DOCTOR OF THE CHURCH

Bask in reflected glory Understanding and proving the existence of God has been a human pursuit since the beginning of time. For medieval Franciscan philosopher Saint Bonaventure, vestiges of God’s existence are found in all God’s creatures and, indeed, in all creation. Thus, he posits, we see God, “through a mirror.” As our understanding of […]

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