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September 14

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar



One of the things I enjoy most about being here at St. Peter’s is the wonderful variety of people I meet on a day-to-day basis. Often someone will come up to me in the lobby and call me by name, yet I cannot remember ever having met ... Read More »

September 7

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar



In the midst of a lot of bad news—murders, wars, droughts, fires, earthquakes, people losing jobs, domestic problems—it’s so good to hear good news and about uplifting occasions. Although I consider myself a real sports fan, I never really became that interested in Little League Baseball. I ... Read More »

August 31

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar



Perhaps one of the most dreaded national holidays is celebrated this weekend, namely, Labor Day. Why do I say dreaded? Well, for most of us it signals what we traditionally think of as the end of summer, although this year many people wonder whether we have ever ... Read More »

August 24

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar



One of the great changes in the modern papacy has come about because of the availability of international travel, especially with the advent of jet airplanes. Prior to the pontificate of Pope Paul VI, Popes seldom ventured anywhere outside Italy. In fact, most of the time they ... Read More »

August 17

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar


There is so much going on around the world at this time that it can seem overwhelming and beyond comprehension. The horrible Ebola virus in West Africa has the potential of killing thousands of people—at the time of this writing nearly 1000 have already died from this disease—and ... Read More »

August 10

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar


Mount Horeb is another name for Mount Sinai, the Mountain of God. Elijah’s experience of the presence of God on this mountain recalls Moses’ encounter with God in the same place. But they are very different experiences. While Moses’ meetings with ... Read More »

August 3

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar


In Isaiah, the Lord invites the hungry and the thirsty to eat and drink, even “you who have no money.” God is inviting them to a banquet, anticipating the messianic banquet at the end of time. This concern for the people ... Read More »

July 27

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar



The humanitarian crisis that we now find on our southern border requires action, but individuals offer quite varying approaches to a solution. Some of our legislators think we should just change the current law about how children in these circumstances should be treated so that they could ... Read More »

July 20

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar


 Like many of you, I receive many mailings from worthwhile charities serving a variety of clientele both in the United States and around the world. The advertisements on television are the ones that are most heart wrenching: the starving boy or girl, the child that suffers from malnutrition, ... Read More »

July 13

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar



Several weeks ago in this bulletin I wrote about the missionary evening we had at our provincial chapter and how much I appreciated hearing of the good work our missionary brothers were doing in various parts of the world. I also mentioned that I intended to tell ... Read More »