The tyrant was the opponent, and the world and the human race were the audience. Respect for God won the day and crowned its champions. Who wasn’t amazed at the athletes who were competing in the name of the divine Law? Who wasn’t astonished?[4 Maccabees 17:14-16 Common English Bible] I love baseball. My fanaticism has waned overContinue reading “THE BONDS OF BASEBALL”


But how are they to call on one in whom they have not believed? And how are they to believe in one of whom they have never heard? And how are they to hear without someone to proclaim him? And how are they to proclaim him unless they are sent? As it is written, “How beautifulContinue reading “SHARE THE GOOD NEWS”


Jonah 3:1-4:11Hebrews 12:1-14Luke 18:9-14 A few years ago, I attempted to write a reflection for each day in the season of Lent. I failed miserably. I ended up apologizing for missing days and eventually gave up the idea. I’m retired now and shouldn’t have that problem. I hope this is the discipline that keeps meContinue reading “ASH WEDNESDAY”