The Imitation of Christ
Bishop Thomas J. Tobin
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There are lots of things to dislike about winter – the cold, the ice, the snow, the dangerous driving conditions, and the darkness the season imposes upon us. Yes, the darkness. Lots of people … more
Driving around town these days can be a really frustrating experience. So many roads are under construction, and detours, closed ramps, merging lanes, concrete barricades and orange barrels are … more
One of the beautiful traditions still kept by many devout Catholics is praying “The Morning Offering” at the beginning of each day. While there are many variations of the prayer, I think the most … more
I recently saw a “Dennis The Menace” cartoon that has Dennis sitting next to his grandfather looking at a photo album, and observing wisely: “Ancestors are important . . . Without them, we’re … more
“If you love me, you will keep my commandments.” These words of Jesus, found in St. John’s Gospel, are well known to us. But they also seem to fit the agenda of a young woman who recently gave … more
In our desire to grow in the imitation of Christ, nothing is more helpful or important for Catholics than the Holy Eucharist. It is the gift of Jesus, always with us. St. John Paul II wrote of … more
A few weeks ago I was driving to work when I got caught in a horrendous traffic jam, a back-up caused by a two-car accident further down the highway. While sitting there stewing, growing … more
In going through some personal effects recently, I came upon the rule book from my high school seminary, and in a fit of nostalgia, I spent some time paging through it. For seminarians, the rule … more
Recently I read about a Catholic Bishop in England, Bishop Richard Moth, who skydived from a plane at 15,000 feet to raise money to take ailing pilgrims from his diocese to Lourdes. The Bishop’s … more
My mom, God rest her, was a gentle, peaceful soul. She avoided confrontations and disliked arguments, even friendly family arguments about crazy things. And conversely, she had a keen awareness of … more
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