Reflections on life, meaning and purpose

Day 14: Isaac Blesses Jacob (2022)

Fr. Mike compares the sacraments with Isaac’s blessing to Jacob in Genesis 27-28, Job 17-18, and Proverbs 3:1-4. For the complete reading plan, visit Please note: The Bible contains adult themes that may not be suitable for children – parental discretion is advised.

St. Barbara

Although there are no authentic historical accounts concerning St. Barbara, it is evident that she has been venerated since the seventh century. There are many legends surrounding this virgin and martyr, however. According to some of these, Barbara was the daughter of a wealthy pagan named Dioscorus who kept her locked in a tower most of her […]

Friday of the First Week in Ordinary Time

In today’s Gospel, there are four important points: 1. The paralytic is brought to Jesus by his friends; 2. The paralytic wants to be brought to Jesus; 3. The paralytic’s sin are forgiven; and 4. Even the paralytic’s physical impairment is cured. This Gospel’s focal point is to demonstrate that Jesus had power not only […]

Post Title

“Through our communion with Christ we grow in self-emptying love that desires to offer reparation for sinners. The Eucharist moves us to an ever-greater thirst for the salvation of souls.” —Kathleen Beckman, God’s Healing Mercy

Why Christ Worked His First Miracle at a Wedding

At the start of His public ministry, Jesus attended a wedding in Cana. Why was this the perfect setting for Him to work His first miraculous sign? Gospel (Read Jn 2:1-11) St. John tells us that after Jesus called and assembled His disciples, “there was a marriage at Cana in Galilee, and the mother of Jesus […]

New Campaign Calls for Protection of U.S. Olympians

The Genocide Games Task Force, a team jointly sponsored by the Committee on the Present Danger: China (CPDC) and Women’s Rights Without Frontiers (WRWF), launched a new campaign via the new Align Act platform enabling the public to make an urgent appeal directly to the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee (USOPC). The object is to…