Posts by Tom Hoopes

In this Sunday’s Gospel (25th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A), Jesus tells the story of laborers who receive surprising wages — every worker receives the day’s wage, whether they started in

What should a Christian do when the world is sinking into chaos? Disturbing violence fills the international headlines: ISIL is beheading journalists, crucifying Christians and exterminating Yazidis. Mexican drug cartels run rampant,

George Bailey, the character played by Jimmy Stewart in the classic film It’s a Wonderful Life (1946), could relate to this Sunday’s readings — Aug. 31, the 22nd Week in Ordinary Time,