Solemnity of Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ: “Holy Communion is Jesus’ chance to make us into himself”

June 6, 2021 Last week as we celebrated the Holy Trinity of God’s presence in Our Loving Creator Father, in Jesus his Son who became one of us, and the Holy Spirit who keeps all of us together in a community of life and love and justice.  I shared my belief that we find theContinue reading Solemnity of Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ: “Holy Communion is Jesus’ chance to make us into himself”

Holy Trinity Sunday: God is not far from any of us

May 30, 2021 Last Sunday, we closed the Easter season, and for the last one thousand years, today we have celebrated the doctrinal feast of the Holy Trinity. So, the first thing that I would like to say is that our loving God is not an abstraction or a philosophical idea, and more than aContinue reading Holy Trinity Sunday: God is not far from any of us

Holy Trinity Sunday: And behold, I am with you always until the end of the age (Mt 28:20)

May 30, 2021 My dear friends.  Today, the whole Catholic Church from around the world reflects about the presence of God in our life.  Theology calls God “The Holy Trinity.”  And there are volumes of theology, using philosophical language to try to describe how Jesus, our God in human form, is related to whom JesusContinue reading Holy Trinity Sunday: And behold, I am with you always until the end of the age (Mt 28:20)

VI Sunday Easter: God Shows No Partiality

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”

Easter Sunday: From the Head to the Heart 

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