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Jesus remarks, in St. John’s Gospel, that many of the leaders of the people preferred the “glory of men to the glory of God.” That seems very appropriate for all seasons, perhaps especially today. Human respect - and the fear of standing out from the crowd, is almost essential, apparently,......


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Much of what is going on in the world can lead us to discouragement  - yet that is a temptation Christians must fight against. It is most certainly a temptation - but one which leads to lack of hope and ultimately despair. The Christian needs to hear the voice of......


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November is the traditional month for Christians to pray for the dead - Scripture tells us that it is “a holy and wholesome thing” to do. The great Russian Solzhenitsyn wrote that prayer for the dead is “an act bequeathed to us in deep wisdom, by men of holiness.” It is......


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In the Gospel of St. Luke we hear the beautiful story of the disciples on the road to Emmaus. Downcast, their hearts begin to burn as Jesus explains the Scriptures to them. Do we experience those “burning hearts” when we listen to the Word of God? When we attend worship,......


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Fr. Ben’s concludes the second part of last week’s nugget with a reflection on Christ’s words in Luke’s Gospel that “nothing is hidden which will not be revealed, nor anything hidden that will not be known and come to light.” Our hidden acts of fidelity and integrity, like Blessed Franz......


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