April 4, 2021

Easter Sunday We are witnesses to all he did both in Judea and in Jerusalem… They put him to death by hanging him on a tree but God raised him on the third day and allowed him to appear, not to all the people but to us who were chosen by God as witnesses. (Acts […]


March 7, 2021

3rd Sunday of Lent What sign can you show us for doing this? Destroy this temple, and in three days, I will raise it. But he was speaking about the temple of his body (John 2: 18-21). But we preach Christ crucified, a stumbling block to Jews and foolishness to Gentiles (1 Corinthians 1:25), But […]


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Eucharistic Witness (March/April 2021)

Ernest Falardeau, SSS Highland Heights OH The Sign of Unity “Our celebration of the Eucharist, sign of the covenant between God and the human race, remains, in a sense incomplete as long as we who are baptized are divided by hate or separated from one another… (Rule of Life 38, Mission of Unity).” This number […]

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February 7, 2021

5th Sunday of Ordinary Time What do we learn from today’s readings? Focusing on the second and third readings, we learn that as Christians, we are called to preach the gospel; this is not to boast, but to come to share the good news of our salvation (1st Corinthians). From the gospel, we learn that […]


January 3, 2021

Epiphany Arise, be enlightened, O Jerusalem, for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord is risen upon you (Isaiah 60:1). Today we celebrate the revelation of Jesus Christ to the Gentile world. Led to Bethlehem by the star and faith, the Magi crossed the desert to pay their homage to the messiah […]


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The Call to Holiness From Glory to Glory: The Saints Below and the Saints Above

How have Catholic and Methodists grown together in their understanding of holiness and the sacraments? Since January 1967 Methodists and Catholics have been engaged in an international dialogue on various questions which are shared and divide the two Christian communions. After the breakthrough on the question of justification by faith between the Lutheran World Federation […]

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March 19, 2020

Saint Joseph, Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary “It is not through the law that the promise was made to Abraham and his descendants, but through the rightness that comes through faith”. Saint Paul says further: “that it may be a gift and the promise may be guaranteed to his descendants not to those who […]


March 5, 2020

“If you who are wicked, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father know how to give good things to those who ask him” (Matthew 7:11). Queen Esther appeals to God to save her. She is an orphan and appeals to his mercy and kindness. Jesus urges […]


February 20, 2020

Jesus is on his way to the villages of Caesarea Philippi. Jesus asks his disciples who the people say he is? They say in reply, John the Baptist, Elijah, or one of the prophets. Jesus asks them: “Who do you say that I am?” Peter answers: “You are the Christ.” Jesus says: “Don’t tell anyone.” […]


February 6, 2020

Saint Paul Miki and Companions Saint Paul Miki and his companions were martyred in Nagasaki, Japan, and are identified as “cradle Catholics” killed in the 16th century. Paul Miki himself was a catechist and spokesman who forgave those who martyred him. He left a legacy like Saint Stephen and Saint Lawrence. Today’s gospel from Mark, […]