REFLECTION: Being peaceful and joyful in the midst of difficulties

by Bishop Thomas Gumbleton Pax Christi USA Teacher of Peace We've all had bad days once in a while, I'm sure. When we do, we sometimes feel a little bit grumpy or out of sorts. It doesn't really help, I don't think, for someone to come along and say, "Be happy! Rejoice! Everything's going to … Continue reading REFLECTION: Being peaceful and joyful in the midst of difficulties

ADVENT 2015: Reflection for the Third Sunday of Advent, Dec. 13

by┬áJose Hobday, osfs Zephaniah 3:14-18a | Philippians 4:4-7 |┬áLuke 3:10-18 In the Southwest, where I grew up, certain places didn't serve Native Americans. One day my mother -- who was a beautiful, full-blooded Indian with lovely, long, black hair -- and I were shopping. We decided to take a break and go into a restaurant … Continue reading ADVENT 2015: Reflection for the Third Sunday of Advent, Dec. 13