The Imitation of Christ
Bishop Thomas J. Tobin
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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
But how can we rejoice in the Lord if he is far from us?Pray to God that he may not be far.If he is, that is your doing.(St. Augustine) These words of St. Augustine, from one of his sermons, are … more
We know that one of the primary themes of Jesus’ preaching was the Kingdom of God.“The Kingdom of God is at hand. Repent and believe in the gospel,” Jesus proclaimed at the very … more
In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, millions of people around the globe have been tested for the virus. There are different kinds of tests and the time spent waiting for results varies a great … more
Those who read this column even occasionally know that I’m not a big fan of technology. I’m not always comfortable with it, am not very good at it, and avoid it as much as … more
Recently a prominent American archbishop passed away. The headline of his obituary said that he left behind a “mixed legacy.” The obit went on to recall the archbishop’s … more
If there’s one thing the coronavirus pandemic has reminded us is that as members of the human family, we are all connected. The virus started apparently with one person in faraway China who … more
A few years back, I was travelling to a bishops meeting, dressed in clerical attire, seated next to a very nice young lady who engaged me in conversation. (Usually I avoid talking to people on … more
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