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November 1, 2020 It was not until the mid 9th century, that European Catholics began to celebrate the feast of all the Saints. After almost a thousand years, there were too many good people to name and to remember. Simply, there were not enough days in the year. Soon after, there sprang up today’s commemoration. Continue reading “All Saint’s Day”
(Below are some of Father Mangini’s reflections, which he posts in the spirit of encouraging sharing and discussion in the comments at the end of the page.) As I turn 80 years old, I wonder first of all how I got to 80. From time to time over the years, as I attended someone else’sContinue reading “As I Turn Eighty…“
What crime did our patron saint, Ignatius of Antioch commit to anger the Roman Emperor who lived 800 miles away in the year circa 100? He talked about Jesus as the Son of God that implied that the Emperor was not God. St. Ignatius was guilty of sedition — of trying to undermine and unseatContinue reading “XXIX Sunday: October 18, 2020”
Today, statues of St. Francis of Assisi appear in our gardens, sometimes with small water bowls inviting birds to drink or perhaps a bird sitting on his shoulder. Today is his feast day. St. Francis was blessed personally with a vision, with an insight and with an understanding about all of creation and how itContinue reading “XXVII Sun Ordinary Time: October 4, 2020“
Let’s go back to our childhood catechism classes. What are the 7 capital sins? List: Pride, Lust, Gluttony, Greed, Sloth, Anger, Envy Today’s gospel talks about Envy, a deep sadness that we experience when we want to be or to have what someone else is or has (seemingly)… The possessions, the happiness, talents or abilitiesContinue reading “September 20, 2020: 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time“
What is this binding and loosing all about? Today’s gospel passage as well as the entire Chapter 18 of Matthew’s gospel is about a new community of Jesus’ followers, in mid to late first century trying to establish some rules for good order and for reconciliation among themselves. We’re not talking about a 21st centuryContinue reading “23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time: September 6, 2020”
Today we stand between two political conventions, and I am sure that both candidates would like to know what voters know and think about themselves. Even Jesus was curious about what people thought about his message, what they thought of him, what kind of a following that he had. I am sure that you wouldContinue reading “21st Sunday – August 23, 2020”
Holy Mary, full of the presence of God, during your life you accepted with great humility the holy will of the father and the legacy of your Son our Lord Jesus Christ, and evil never dared entangle you with its confusion. Since then you have interceded for all of our difficulties as you did atContinue reading “The Novena for Mary Undoer of Knots to End Racism”
19th Sunday of Ordinary Time Today, I want to speak about “Nevertheless Faith.” It is Fr. Jude Siciliano, the Dominican retreat master and Sr. Patty Bruno, both of them you know, as they have come here to St. Ignatius, that coined this expression. “Nevertheless Faith” – what does it describe? “In spite of whatever –Continue reading “August 9, 2020”
Theme I: There is a plan and we can improve upon it by fulfilling it Every generation has prophets– those individuals young or old who speak God’s words to us. They are not necessarily ordained or even Catholics. They are people who understand the purpose and the heart of life. They are genuine and theyContinue reading “August 2, 2020 Homily”
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