The Imitation of Christ
Bishop Thomas J. Tobin
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Perhaps because I’m getting older, or maybe because I live in a cemetery, or maybe it’s the result of the coronavirus cloud lingering overhead – but I’ve been thinking a lot … more
It occurred to me recently how often I push a button, flip a switch, or click an icon to navigate everyday life. It’s become very automatic, mindless even, to push, flip or click – to … more
If on occasion, you find yourself flying somewhere (presumably on a plane) you are no doubt very familiar with the safety instructions that are dutifully announced at the beginning of the flight. As … more
I guess I’m a typical sports fan. I cheer for the home team and am happy when they win. I cheer against the “bad guys” and am happy when they lose. Although sometimes the “bad … more
Perhaps you’ve heard the parable of the Native American grandfather who was walking with his teenage grandson who, like many young men, was struggling to discern his purpose in life and the … more
This past Christmas, one of the cards I received included a printed letter that came from longtime friends, folks I’ve known for nearly fifty years. I had met the family in a parish where I … more
At the end of a recent media interview that focused on my use of Twitter – which has sometimes been controversial I guess – the reporter asked me, “If Jesus were still on earth, do … more
Driving around New England in days gone by it wasn’t at all unusual to see cars with Rosary beads dangling from the rear view mirror. In recent times, however, I’ve witnessed a new … more
Harrison Butker is the kicker for the reigning NFL Champions, the Kansas City Chiefs. As prominent as that role is, however, Butker has his sights set on a goal far more important than kicking a … more
A few years ago, as Christmas approached, someone mentioned to me that it was a shame that there aren’t more Christmas cards depicting St. Joseph with the Baby Jesus. Since that comment, … more
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