Amen Corner

Amen Corner

Amen Corner - July 31, 2022

Posted by Lia Armstead

When you grow up in an Italian family as I did, special meals always included wine. Wine meant celebration and gathering in friendship and intimacy. Since drinking wine was often associated with holydays such as Christmas and Easter, wine also symbolized a connection to God. 

Numerous stories about vines ... Read More »

Amen Corner - July 24, 2022

Posted by Kathy Kuczka

The Lord's Prayer Click above for this weeks' Amen Corner.

Amen Corner - July 17

Posted by Kathy Kuczka

Mary Magdalene: A Witnessof Faith to Generations Click above for this weeks' Amen Corner.

Amen Corner - July 10

Posted by Kathy Kuczka

"Can I get an amen?" That is a question that was often asked during the homilies of our former pastor--then Monsignor David Talley. Talley, who is now the Bishop of the Diocese of Memphis, Tennessee, was raised in the Southern Baptist faith tradition, where such appeals are more common.

 

The word amen is used in all major faith traditions, and like words such as Alleluia and Hosanna, amen is never translated into another language. The word is believed to have its roots in Hebrew and means certainty or truth. Found throughout the Hebrew Scriptures, it was used to express agreement or ... Read More »

Amen Corner - July 3, 2022

Posted by Kathy Kuczka

 “What time is it?” is one of the most asked questions around the world. Perhaps that’s because from the beginning of time, humans have enjoyed marking time. Take a look back at this year’s calendar. How did you mark time? What events did you observe? Birthdays? Anniversaries? How did ... Read More »

Holy Week - By Monsignor Dan Stack

Posted by Lia Armstead

How are Holy Week and Shakespeare alike?Most of us had an encounter with Shakespeare in our high school experience. Between the florid and antiquated language, the unfamiliar nouns and the cultural differences, it was hard work to begin to understand and appreciate “the Bard of Avon". In the end, ... Read More »

Amen Corner - February 27, 2022

Posted by Kathy Kuczka

Written by Kathy Kuczka

As a former intern coordinator in Washington D.C., I had the opportunity to visit Gallaudet University. Gallaudet is the only University where all programs are specifically designed for students who are deaf or hard of hearing. I witnessed students interacting, collaborating, socializing, storytelling, even laughing—all in ... Read More »

Amen Corner - February 20, 2022

Posted by Kathy Kuczka

Written by Kathy Kuczka

In part two of our series, we continue with key themes of the Catholic Church’s Social Teaching.

 

Rights and Responsibilities

 

Just as you did it to the least of these, you  did it to me. Matthew 25:31-46

 

Because every human life ... Read More »

Amen Corner - February 6, 2022

Posted by Kathy Kuczka

Written by Kathy Kuczka

St. Thomas Aquinas has a new deacon! Geza Gereben was ordained yesterday at the Cathedral of Christ the King. I recently spoke with him about his background and about the journey to ordination.

Where were you born? Where did you grow up?

My parents ... Read More »

Amen Corner - February 13, 2022

Posted by Kathy Kuczka

Written by Kathy Kuczka

 

My friend Trevor employs Rosa, a woman from El Salvador, to clean his apartment. Each time she comes to clean Trevor’s place, he goes out to get lunch for Rosa and for himself. Though she hates to take a break, Trevor encourages Rosa ... Read More »