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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
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
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Henry Pope
January 13, 2017
Another Christmas Day has come and gone. It’s time we turn our attention to 2017 with an open mind, to strive towards bridging gaps between one another with forgiveness and understanding rather than putting up walls which stem from anger and a lack of communication. But not before taking the time to reflect on the ...read more
Reflecting on the Fifth Chapter of Pope Francis’ Apostolic Exhortation on Love in the Family “You will know them by their fruits. Are grapes gathered from thorns, or figs from thistles? In the same way, every good tree bears good fruit, but the bad tree bears bad fruit. A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, ...read more
The vocation of the family is to love. The most extraordinary way a family can love is through the ordinariness of life. For the families we will meet in this series, it simply means being open to whatever God wills in their lives. It is their surest way to grow in holiness, a call given to everyone. ...read more
Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C – June 12, 2016 Throughout the Gospels, Jesus dines with sinners and takes the opportunity to teach some very important lessons about discipleship and holiness. As with so many things he did, Jesus’ befriending such types of people and eating with them angered his opponents, especially the religious ...read more