People have asked me why Catholics go to confession so often. Why not go directly to Jesus and be done with it they ask? I could give you a really long theological answer for why Paul tells James we should confess our sins to each other, how confession restores our friendship with God by washing
YOM KIPPUR in THE DAYS OF AWE: “Light is sown for the righteous, and for the upright in heart—joy.” In the Jewish Tradition, Yom Tov, a festive day; for although we stand prepared to be judged in the supernal courtroom for our deeds of the past year, we are confident that God is a merciful
Today’s reading for many is a reflection on the Gospel account of Jesus driving out the money changers in the temple. And just before it, in the Gospel of Mark, we see that Jesus seems particularly irritated at a certain fig tree. Are the two incidents mere coincidence or could they be part and parcel
I remember the first time she told me those words. She said them with a fierceness so commanding, her confidence alone was more intriguing to me then anything and I wanted to possess it for myself. She looked fearless and brave. I wanted to be fearless and brave. “Never let them see you cry, sweetheart.
I remember the day I realized it was possible, forgiveness after betrayal, love after hatred, healing after abuse. There were many people who offered advice on how to move past it, even how to avoid it, suppress it, forget it, pretend it wasn’t real. The truth is none of them know your story so how