Monthly archives:August 2018

  • 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time BETWEEN HEAVEN AND MIRTH BY JAMES MARTIN, S.J. FROM THE BOOK BETWEEN HEAVEN AND MIRTH: WHY JOY, HUMOR AND LAUGHTER ARE AT THE HEART OF SPIRITUAL LIFE WEEK 3 St. Thomas Aquinas, the 13th-century theologian who carefully distinguished between different kinds of joy ... [Read more]
  • 21ST SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME August 21, 2018 Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, The Pennsylvania Grand Jury Report issued on August 14, 2018 was profoundly upsetting to every person of good will. The abuses described in the report are criminal and morally reprehensible. They show a heartb... [Read more]
  • 20TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME BETWEEN HEAVEN AND MIRTH BY JAMES MARTIN, S.J. FOR THE NEXT FEW WEEKS THIS COLUMN WILL FEATURE EXCERPTS FROM THE BOOK BETWEEN HEAVEN AND MIRTH: WHY JOY, HUMOR AND LAUGHTER ARE AT THE HEART OF SPIRITUAL LIFE WEEK 2 Kuschel, the German theology professor, has a tw... [Read more]
  • 19TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME BETWEEN HEAVEN AND MIRTH BY JAMES MARTIN S.J. FOR THE NEXT FEW WEEKS THIS COLUMN WILL FEATURE EXCERPTS FROM THE BOOK BETWEEN HEAVEN AND MIRTH. As a Catholic priest and Jesuit, I’ve come across a surprising number of spiritually aware people who are, in a word, g... [Read more]
  • 18TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME THE FOOD THAT LASTS It appears that many things produced today are not made to last. Take our modern buildings for example. I wonder how many of the buildings that have gone up in recent years in the city will still be there in three hundred years' time. Much of what w... [Read more]