Shalom

Today is the World Day of Peace. What is peace? There’s the peace sign and the lack of war and fighting. I see peace salutations in emails from people sometimes. We have a part of the Mass where we give everyone a sign of peace. What is peace? For the Israelites, having a first-born son…

Fulfillment

A few weeks ago, I watched a movie about a woman who suddenly was faced with a crisis. She had a successful career and a great marriage when she found out that her husband decided to divorce her. He had been having an affair for a number of years. He also got the house and…

You Are Called to Be a Priest

When I arrived for my first year-long stay in Ecuador, I started in a parish participating in different ways, and at one point I was teaching the parish’s religious education teachers. My Spanish was still growing, but I realized that I didn’t need much language to teach the class. I would introduce the theme at…