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Pentecost: “How do we unleash love and harmony, reconciliation and forgiveness, and new ways to meet new needs?”
May 21, 2021 Does “it” come from outside, from a strong wind like the one we have been having for the last week? Does “it” come from within after a lot of prayer and reflection? The coming of the Holy Spirit is much more than a static piece of art with bouncing tongues of fire. Continue reading “Pentecost: “How do we unleash love and harmony, reconciliation and forgiveness, and new ways to meet new needs?”“
5/9/21 “‘Peter began to speak, saying, ‘In truth, I see that God shows no partiality; rather, in every nation, whoever fears Him and acts uprightly is acceptable to Him.”’ (Acts 10:34-35). A practicing Catholic is different from a cultural Catholic. A cultural Catholic was brought up in the Church and remembers certain outward forms ofContinue reading “VI Sunday Easter: God Shows No Partiality”
Personal and Spiritual Maturity: “Living the Truth in Love, We Should Grow in Every Way into Him Who is the Head”
A Letter from Saint Paul to the Ephesians, 4:13-18 Until we all attain to the unity of faith and knowledge of the Son of God, to mature manhood, to the extent of the full stature of Christ, so that we may no longer be infants, tossed by waves and swept along by every wind ofContinue reading “Personal and Spiritual Maturity: “Living the Truth in Love, We Should Grow in Every Way into Him Who is the Head”“
April 11, 2021 I want to begin sharing with you about my remarks regarding the Gallup Poll I referred to last Sunday because Sunday’s paper printed another follow-up, titled: “The Church may be shrinking, but belief in God is not.” The Gallup Poll reported that as many as 87% of Americans still profess a beliefContinue reading “II Sunday of Easter: “Today, I want to reflect with you about grief.”“
April 4, 2021 I don’t title my homilies, but I do try to find a phrase that summarizes the message. What comes to me today is “From the Head to the Heart.” The Catholic Church has been celebrating Easter or the Passover (Pascua) for over 2000 years. Somewhere, we hear the story in our catechismContinue reading “Easter Sunday: From the Head to the Heart “
April 2, 2021 Today, I am not thinking about nor imagining Jesus hanging on his cross. Rather, I am visualizing and imagining all the people I know who are nailed to the crosses in their own lives. I think of… Margaret and all who are working through breast cancer, Elizabeth and all who have experiencedContinue reading “Good Friday: For all who are nailed to the crosses in their own lives“
V Sunday of Lent: “You will lose your life if you try to control all of it, all of the time.” March 21, 2021 Today is the last Sunday of Lent. Next week is Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord and the beginning of Holy Week. The Gospels and the Scripture Readings ofContinue reading “V Sunday of Lent“
March 7, 2021 Something beautiful and life-changing, provocative and soul-inspiring is happening in the world today! And who is behind this is none other than our Pope Francis. Right now, at this very moment, Pope Francis is in Iraq, on the plain of Nineveh, where our great ancestor of faith in the one true GodContinue reading “Third Lent: “To Believe Each Other is the Devil is Heresy””
February 27, 2021 Every First Sunday of Lent, we hear that Jesus was tempted. This year, we read the Gospel story in the tradition of St. Mark who does not describe what happened, what the temptations were. The tradition given to us by Matthew and Luke’s gospel gives a little more. Did Jesus share theseContinue reading “First Sunday of Lent: Contemplative Prayer”
February 17, 2021 The meaning of the season of Lent has never changed although the way Catholics have experienced it have changed, and adapted, and continue to develop. How do we celebrate the yearly celebration of Easter, of the Resurrection of Jesus is the question? It takes more than a day or two to prepare. Continue reading “Ash Wednesday: Return to Me with Your Whole Heart”
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