King Herod Is Us?

In today’s Gospel, we hear the account of Herod’s beheading of John the Baptist.  There is no doubt that this passage and the account of Herod’s slaughtering of innocents are the two Gospel passages that few, if any pastors, want to focus their homilies on.  Both describe horrific violence, and the taking of life.  More…

We Have a Higher Authority

This week, ABC News.com ran the following headline, “ Lifeguard Fired After Saving Life.” The article reported how a nineteen-year-old lifeguard in Florida was fired after saving a man’s life outside the area of his company’s jurisdiction. The story went on to report that the young man knew the minute he came out of the…