The Imitation of Christ
Bishop Thomas J. Tobin
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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
I saw an interesting survey recently, from the Pew Research Center, that asked respondents to indicate which local news topics they considered to be important for daily life. Topics included things … more
While in my local drugstore recently, I was looking to buy a new toothbrush. Not as simple as it sounds! The number of available options made my purchase a daunting, irritating task. There were, … more
Especially before and during Pentecost, but on other special occasions as well, our churches echo with the sound of the beautiful and enchanting hymn, Veni, Creator Spiritus. “Come Holy Spirit, … 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
“Be perfect, just as your heavenly Father is perfect.” (Mt 5: 48) There are lots of challenging passages in the Bible, but this saying of Jesus must surely be among the top ten. The command to … more
“The eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had ordered them. When they saw him, they worshiped, but they doubted.” (Mt 28: 16-17) For a good while now I’ve … 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 attended a Catholic school, you probably learned the practice of writing “JMJ” at the top of your paper. It was a lovely little reminder to honor Jesus, Mary and Joseph every day, and to … more
So, one evening not too long ago, I was driving along the Wampanoag Trail when I noticed the cars ahead of me, rounding a curve, tapping their brakes and slowing down. I soon knew why. There was a … more
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