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Praying the “Our Father” in its Scriptural Context

How does the context of the New Testament enhance our understanding of the Lord’s Prayer? We use words in prayer to keep our mind focused. What better than to use the words of prayer that Jesus left us, to raise our minds and hearts to God amidst the cares of daily life? I propose here […]

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Our Good Deeds Follow Us: A Reflection on the Secondary Joy of Heaven

Everyone wants to experience the joy of heaven, but how do our good deeds affect our eternal joy? There are places in the New Testament where we are told that our good deeds follow us to heaven, and presumably increase our joy there. If we can gain a better understanding of this joy, and why […]

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Is the Mass a Propitiatory or Expiatory Sacrifice?

The precise meaning of words is important in understanding how the Church sees God’s saving action in Jesus Christ and the meaning of the Eucharistic rite. Change is difficult, and perhaps never more so than when it relates somehow to the very heart of our religious practice. A change that has become a dividing issue […]

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The Words of Everlasting Life

The word of God is eternal, but it is also directed to men and women of faith in every age and circumstance. What is God saying to us and to the Church today? What would happen in your parish if the priest did not show up on a Sunday morning, but he had invited the […]

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