May 25, 2019

They traveled through the Phrygian and Galatian territory because they had been prevented by the Holy Spirit from preaching the message in the province of Asia. When they came to Mysia, they tried to go on into Bithynia, but the Spirit of Jesus did not allow them, so they crossed through Mysia and came down […]


May 18, 2019

Philip said to Jesus, “Master, show us the Father, and that will be enough for us.” Jesus said to him, “Have I been with you for so long a time and you still do not know me, Philip? Whoever has seen me has seen the Father.” (Jn 14:8-9) I have three grandnephews who look just […]


May 11, 2019

Many of the disciples of Jesus who were listening said, “This saying is hard; who can accept it?” Since Jesus knew that his disciples were murmuring about this, he said to them, “Does this shock you? . . . It is the Spirit that gives life, while the flesh is of no avail. The words […]


May 4, 2019

The sea was stirred up because a strong wind was blowing. When they had rowed about three or four miles, they saw Jesus walking on the sea and coming near the boat, and they began to be afraid. But he said to them, “It is I. Do not be afraid.” (Jn 6:18-20) One of the great blessings […]


April 27, 2019

They called them back and ordered them not to speak or teach at all in the name of Jesus. Peter and John, however, said to them in reply, “Whether it is right in the sight of God for us to obey you rather than God, you be the judges. It is impossible for us not […]


April 20, 2019

Holy Saturday Morning Thus says the Lord: In their affliction, they shall look for me: “Come, let us return to the Lord, for it is he who has rent, but he will heal us; he has struck us, but he will bind our wounds. He will revive us after two days; on the third day […]



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Eucharist as a Reconciling Event

At the center of our life as Christians is the mystery of a boundless love that heals and restores our fallen humanity. It is this redeeming mystery that we proclaim at every Eucharist. We have just celebrated the Sacred Triduum, the focal point of the liturgical year. The Catechism of the Catholic Church says: “Holy […]

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April 13, 2019

Caiaphas, who was high priest that year, said to them, “You know nothing, nor do you consider that it is better for you that one man should die instead of the people, so that the whole nation may not perish.” (Jn 11:49-50) Chapter 11 opens with the dramatic scene of the raising of Lazarus, the […]


April 6, 2019

Yet I, like a trusting lamb led to slaughter, had not realized that they were hatching plots against me: “Let us destroy the tree in its vigor; let us cut him off from the land of the living, so that his name will be spoken no more.” (Jer 11:19) Jewish prophets often suffered for proclaiming […]