May 13, 2022

Memorial of Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Jesus said to his disciples: “Do not let your hearts be troubled…, I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” We started yesterday with a series of gospel readings from the priestly discourse of Jesus at […]


April 29, 2022

Memorial of Saint Catherine of Siena Then Jesus took the loaves, gave thanks, and distributed them to those who were reclining, and also as much of the fish as they wanted. When they had had their fill, he said to his disciples, “Gather the fragments left over, so that nothing will be wasted.” The gospel […]


April 22, 2022

So they went out and got into the boat, but that night they caught nothing. When it was already dawn, Jesus was standing on the shore… Why Peter and other disciples decided to go back to fishing is nowhere explained. Were they discouraged after the death of Jesus? They had seen Jesus after Easter, it […]


April 20, 2022

So they went out and got into the boat, but that night they caught nothing. When it was already dawn, Jesus was standing on the shore… Why Peter and other disciples decided to go back to fishing is nowhere explained. Were they discouraged after the death of Jesus? They had seen Jesus after Easter, it […]


April 8, 2022

“If I do not perform my Father’s works, do not believe me; but if I perform them, even if you do not believe me, believe the works [I do]”…. As we approach Holy Week, the readings focus on betrayal and suffering. Today’s gospel opens by telling us that several Jews were picking up stones to […]


March 25, 2022

Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God. Behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall name him Jesus. But Mary said to the angel, “How can this be, since I have no relations with a man?” There […]


March 11, 2022

Jesus said to his disciples: “I tell you unless your righteousness surpasses that of the scribes and Pharisees, you will not enter into the kingdom of heaven….” This is an excellent passage to reflect on as we begin our Lenten journey. The Pharisees were considered the most righteous of men, excelling in the observance of […]


February 25, 2022

From the beginning of creation, God made them male and female. For this reason, a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh… Therefore what God has joined together, no human being must separate. This was the answer Jesus gave to those who […]


February 11, 2022

And immediately the man’s ears were opened, his speech impediment was removed, and he spoke plainly… Did Jesus need to go through a whole ritual of touching this poor man’s ears and tongue? Of course not. More than once, Jesus healed without any physical contact with the beneficiary. Why the seemingly strange effort in this […]


January 28, 2022

Memorial of Saint Thomas Aquinas, Priest and Doctor of the Church With many such parables, [Jesus] spoke the word to them as they were able to understand it. Without parables, he did not speak to them, but to his own disciples, he explained everything in private. Matthew better describes the many parables that Jesus used […]