Day: August 4, 2018

The way out

Reflecting on the ordeal of the Thai soccer team trapped in a cave – this story resonates with so many people not because of the one-to-one shared experience we may have had, but because of a very symbolic shared experience between us and these boys.

Why Not?

Seven-year-old Kristina sat in front of me before the 11 am service recently, wearing her alb. I leaned forward and asked her if she knew that girls at one time were not allowed to be acolytes. She looked puzzled more than shocked. “Why not?” she asked.


“Jesus understood money. He spoke of it from time to time and always in the sense that money is not something that should be the be-all and end-all of things. Wealth is to be shared, not hoarded and not paid out to accomplish something criminal or even slightly criminal.”