2nd Sunday of Advent, December 8, 2019

Posted by Anne Wing

Every year at this time, it seems to me, we find ourselves listening to scriptures that get us thinking about what it means to actually be Christian!  It comes with the scriptures that we used to focus our preparations to greet, once more, God-among-us, or Emmanuel. 

The imagery of ... Read More »

1st Sunday of Advent, December 1, 2019

Posted by Anne Wing

This is a most wonderful time of the year.  I love what we call the “holiday season.”  But of course, when I say the “holiday season” I’m not only thinking of Thanksgiving and Christmas… Remember… I’m a pastor, and so I’m thinking of Thanksgiving, and the Feast of Christ ... Read More »

November 24, 2019

Posted by Anne Wing

When it comes to Church, and indeed most things that matter to me in life, I have a penchant for the historical.  I believe that history can be a wonderful teacher, offering insights to our present context, allowing us to understand more deeply who we are in the world, ... Read More »

November 17, 2019

Posted by Anne Wing

Many years ago, while still a young boy, I remember watching a TV show with my family.  It was one of those talk-show type of shows, with a person interviewing people, usually famous people, but not always.  The reason I remember this particular show is because the interviewer was ... Read More »

November 10, 2019

Posted by Anne Wing

In these days of November, as we gather pace moving towards the end of the Church year, our scriptures become more interesting.  The choice of readings begin to reflect something of an urgency, compelling believers to make a choice for faith. 

Today’s first reading, taken  from the Second Book ... Read More »

November 3, 2019

Posted by Anne Wing

November is traditionally celebrated in the Catholic Church as a month in which we remember in a special way, those of our loved ones who have “gone before us, marked with the sign of faith,” and indeed, all who have died.  In the language of days past, November was ... Read More »

October 27, 2019

Posted by Anne Wing

I’ve been reading some materials recently that have alarmed me greatly, related to people taking their own lives.  A recent report notes that: “While suicide was the 10th most common cause of death among Americans of all ages in 2017, it was the second leading cause of death among ... Read More »

October 20, 2019

Posted by Anne Wing

In this month of October, when the Church in the United States highlights our commitment to life issues as a people of faith, we have an opportunity to consider why the Church involves itself in a broad array of issues that can seem so controversial, and perhaps even seem ... Read More »

October 13, 2019

Posted by Anne Wing

For the Catholic Church in the United States, October is Respect Life Month. There is little confusion in the world when it comes to the Catholic Church’s stance on what we collectively refer to as “Life Issues”. Most people know that the Church is pro-life, and that whenever the ... Read More »

October 6, 2019

Posted by Anne Wing

Each year in October, the Catholic Church in the United States chooses to highlight its commitment to cherishing, protecting and defending human life. The first Sunday of the month is designated “Respect Life Sunday”, and the chosen theme for this year is “Christ Our Hope: In Every Season of Life.”

It is interesting to me that whatever anyone has to say about the Catholic Church, whether someone is a believer and a devoted Catholic or whether someone is an antagonistic non-believer, it would seem that everyone understands that the Catholic Church is staunchly ... Read More »