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Fifth Sunday of Lent, Year B – March 22, 2015 The Fifth Sunday of Lent (Year B) invites us to fix our gaze upon Jesus, the model priest of suffering, compassion, and human solidarity. First, let us consider John’s Gospel story from Chapter 12 — a fitting climax to Jesus’ public ministry. It is the ...read more
Last week I said that everyone gets called. But sometimes we don’t recognize it, because we’re distracted or ‘cause we’re not expecting it. But the call comes and looking at Scripture helps us recognize the Call when it comes. First you have an encounter with Christ; an encounter with the Divine; then comes a calling. And ...read more
I could not speak about the Ordained life without speaking about the two questions that most people have about the priesthood: The ordination of women and celibacy. Some people will ask why women are not qualified to be priests. The reality is that it’s not about qualifications. No one is really qualified to be a ...read more
Last week we looked at the Vocation to the Ordained Life and the Sacrament of Holy Orders. The tradition of the priesthood is not specific to Christianity and our tradition dates back to the early days of Judaism. God’s chosen people, the people of Israel, was considered a “kingdom of priests and a holy nation”, but ...read more
In Toronto’s St. Augustine’s Seminary, deacons, priests and bishops from all over the English-speaking world spent this past week working to improve on an important part of their ministry. Our Deacon Pedro was there. The Preaching Conference is one of the many gatherings throughout the year commemorating the 100th anniversary of St. Augustine’s Seminary in ...read more
Today on Perspectives, Pope Paul VI to be beatified, Pope Francis ordains priests, Regina Caeli and five new priests for Toronto. ...read more