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We all know how good citizenship, civic involvement and concern for the common good are important and necessary for society. Citizenship has been front and center in the news over the past few years and especially over the past months. We hear much about citizenship, borders, walls and passports. We hear of people fleeing oppressive, impoverished ...read more
Second Sunday of Lent, Year A – March 12th, 2017 Abraham, our Father in Faith Abraham was a man with a mission and we could rightly consider him to be the quintessential missionary. He is revered by the followers of three world religions: Christianity, Judaism, and Islam. He is the founder of the nation of ...read more
First Sunday of Lent, Year A – March 5th, 2017 Today’s Scripture readings for the First Sunday of Lent immerse us into the depths of the season we are entering. Today’s readings and Psalm 51 sound overtures of the great themes that we will hear and live over the next six weeks. Reflecting on today’s ...read more
Keynote Address to The National Organization for Continuing Education of Roman Catholic Clergy 2017 NOCERCC Convention Oblate Renewal Center – San Antonio, Texas Fr. Thomas Rosica, CSB CEO, Salt and Light Catholic Media Foundation, Canada February 23, 2017 No one can deny the fact that Pope Francis has introduced into the Church (and the world) ...read more
Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A – February 26th, 2017 In today’s reading from Matthew’s Gospel (6:25-34), Jesus does not deny the reality of human needs (6:32), but forbids making them the object of anxious care and, in effect, becoming their slave. Those who truly know God as the heavenly Father revealed by Jesus ...read more
Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A – February 19th, 2017 The three Scripture readings today issue three calls to us – to be holy as the Lord our God is holy; to not deceive ourselves with the wisdom of this age; and to love our enemies and pray for those who persecute us. Let ...read more
Reflection for the Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes – February 11 This year as we celebrate the Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes on February 11, we also commemorate the 25th World Day of the Sick. My mind goes back to my first visit to famous shrine of Lourdes, one of the most visited ...read more
Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A – February 12th, 2017   Matthew’s Gospel reflects the situation of the early Church after the destruction of Jerusalem (70 AD). Throughout the Gospel, Jesus affirms the permanent validity of the Law (Matthew 5:18-19), but in a new interpretation, given with full authority (5:21-48). Jesus “fulfils” the Law ...read more
Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A – February 5th, 2017 Jesus of Nazareth was a master teacher and a great storyteller. I can easily picture him teaching and preaching to his young friends as they sat on the shores of the Sea of Galilee, on hillsides, in deserted places or in the temple precincts ...read more
In response to continued, numerous questions about Amoris Laetitia, I am happy to send you another clear, faithful explanation from an articulate teacher and shepherd of the Catholic Church. This text should dispel lingering doubts about this very important Apostolic Exhortation which has been welcomed by millions of people around the world. Amoris Laetitia – ...read more