Monthly Archives: July 2014

Homily: 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Cycle A

Readings of the Day Luke Skywalker was looking for a role model. His uncle was a farmer with a limited vision, who didn’t understand why he’d want to seek his fortune among the stars.  When the hologram of Princess Leia implored Obi-wan Kenobi for help, Luke turned to him and the old Jedi responded. Capt. […]

Horatio Alger Stories

They were called “rags to riches” stories, and they’ve been popular since the second half of the 19th century. Horatio Alger wrote many of them, and the Gilded Age industrialist Andrew Carnegie was a living example. They were uniformly stories of someone who began life in poverty then work their way up to at least […]