Five Ways – June 24

June 21, 2024 Many thanks to those who commented on the May 20 Five Ways. First, let us continue with Christian Joy, remembering that the Holy Spirit is the source of joy. Dad was listening to his child say his prayer “Dear Harold.” Dad…

Five Ways – May 24

May 20, 2024 Please note my e-mail has changed. It seems the old one still works. On Sunday, May 19, Sixty Minutes interviewed Pope Francis in a very intriguing 20-minute section. If you google “60 Minutes Overtime, Interviewing Pope Francis,” you will find some…

Five Ways – Apr 24

April 16, 2024 Although the column below “Five Hundred Years of Misunderstanding” was originally written by Fr. Ron Rolheiser on April 17, 2017, it was republished on our OMI USA website on April 10 (below). It is still very, very relevant, especially during the…

Five Ways – Mar 24

Mar 20, 2024 The Muslim article below is a bit long. At least take a look at the beginning and end, to see that moderate Muslims are very interested in working with other religions to protect our planet.  Fr. Jack Lau, O.M.I., who sent…

Five Ways – Feb 24

February 21, 2024 Many thanks to those who commented on the January 12 Five Ways e-letter. Although the attached article from the national Jesuit edited journal America is long, I think you will find it very readable.  The Episcopal Church in the USA (Anglican…

Five Ways – Jan 24

January 12, 2024 Many thanks to those who replied to the December 22 Five Ways e-letter.  I hope Christmas and the New Year brought joy to you and your loved ones. As we approach the 2024 Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, Jan. 18-25,…

Five Ways – Dec 23

Evangelization and Christmas December 18, 2023 Yesterday, Sunday, Dec. 17, our 11 am Mass was full for the first time since before covid. The attraction was the annual children’s Christmas Pageant, presented by the Faith Formation Director and the Music Director. It struck me…

Five Ways – Nov 23

November 20, 2023 Many thanks to all who commented on the Oct. 18 Five Ways e-letter. Below is an item on the Dorothy Day of France, Madeleine Delbrel, a member of the Oblate of Mary Immaculate Family, praised recently by Pope Francis. As part…

Five Ways – Oct 23

October 18, 2023 Many thanks to those who responded to the Sept. 25 e-letter, regarding the booklet on Synodality as a Pandora’s Box.  As I noted in that e-letter, the Synod would begin on Sept. 30, with a unique ecumenical service on the steps…

Five Ways – Oct 23

October 18, 2023 Many thanks to those who responded to the Sept. 25 e-letter, regarding the booklet on Synodality as a Pandora’s Box.  As I noted in that e-letter, the Synod would begin on Sept. 30, with a unique ecumenical service on the steps…