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Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A – June 25, 2017 Jeremiah 20:10-13 Romans 5:12-15 Matthew 10:26-33 The tragic portrait of the Jeremiah in today’s first reading presents us with a story of deception, sorry and terror that have brought this great prophet to the edge of despair. Despite everything that has gone wrong for him, he ...read more
Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus – June 23, 2017 Ezekiel 34:11-16 Romans 5:5b-11 Luke 15:3-7 One of the most popular devotions within the Church is devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus.  The geographic and historic center of the devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus is in Paray-le-Monial, a small village in ...read more
Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ, Year A – Sunday, June 18, 2017 Our three Scripture readings for today’s solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ describe three wonderful ways to talk about the gift of the Eucharist. Allow me to offer some reflections on each of readings and conclude with how ...read more
Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity, Year A – Sunday, June 11th, 2017 The Holy Trinity is a mystery that Scripture does not prove. This Sunday following Pentecost, we celebrate the Solemnity of the Blessed Trinity. The Triune nature of God is the principal mystery of the Catholic faith. Today we contemplate the first and ...read more
This Pentecost weekend, we are celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Catholic Charismatic Renewal. Some of you may be suspicious or cautious when it comes to the Charismatic Renewal, but there is no need to. This is one of the most visible fruits of the Second Vatican Council. The origins of the Charismatic movement are ...read more
Feast of the Visitation – Wednesday, May 31, 2017 Today’s feast of the Visitation of Mary and Elizabeth invites us into a deeply personal moment of the Scriptures (Luke 1:39-56). The Precursor and the Lord are both hidden from each other. Yet even before the two women embrace, John leaped for joy in his mother’s ...read more