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Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ – Sunday, June 3, 2018 Today’s Gospel [Mark 14.12-16,22-26] links Jesus’ death with Israel’s great feast of liberation, the Passover. At the first Passover, the blood on the doorpost prevented the death of the firstborn. The bread broken at the Last Supper symbolizes the disciples’ sharing in ...read more
Solemnity of Pentecost – Sunday, May 20th, 2018 Christian theology of the Holy Spirit is rooted in Judaism. The term Spirit translates the Hebrew word (ruah) and even in the pronunciation of it we detect God’s wind and breath. The wind of God, the breath of God, the presence of God are all ways of ...read more
A Reflection on the importance of self care, especially the do's and don't on taking care of yourself in first year university. ...read more
Ascension of the Lord – Sunday, May 13th, 2018 The angels’ words to the “men of Galilee” in the first reading from the Acts of the Apostles for the Feast of the Ascension of the Lord (1:1-11) are painfully blunt and leave little room for misinterpretation: “Why do you stand here looking up at the ...read more
Sixth Sunday of Easter, Year B – May 6th, 2018 On this Sixth Sunday of Easter, I wish to offer some reflections on the first reading from the Acts of the Apostles [10:25-26, 34-35, 44-48], and then some thoughts on friendship flowing from John’s Gospel [15:9-17] and Benedict XVI’s teaching. Christianity demands that the believer ...read more
Read Deacon Pedro's reflection on the role Joseph plays in the bible. Nowhere in the  Gospels do we ever hear anything Joseph says. He never says anything... but he’s a man of action. ...read more
Fifth Sunday of Easter, Year B – April 29th, 2018 In John’s Gospel (15:1-8) for the 5th Sunday of Easter, we have the image of the vine and its branches to express the relationship between Christ and his disciples. We should not be surprised that at one level it seems utterly simple, but that at ...read more
Learn more about Cardinal Wuerl's talk with College Students at The Catholic University of America, where he reflects on the Challenges of Racism in Society today. April 18. 2018. ...read more
Fourth Sunday of Easter, Year B – April 22nd, 2018 In the Bible and in the ancient Near East, “shepherd” was a political title that stressed the obligation of kings to provide for their subjects. The title connoted total concern for and dedication to others. Tending flocks and herds is an important part of the ...read more