Monthly Archives: June 2022

Fourteenth Sunday C in ordinary time, Luke 10, 1-9

Everyone has a place in the Church. Do you know how we know that a parish is alive? It depends not only on the number of people present in the church, the number of Masses in the parish, the number … Continue reading

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The power of vocation.

Jesus saw a man named Matthew sitting at a toll booth and said to him: “Follow me!” He got up and followed him. Then, as Jesus sat at a table in the house, many tax collectors and sinners came and … Continue reading

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Love.

One for another. We cause Jesus joy when we help one another. We need one another. Sometimes we realize this more and sometimes less. Jesus healed the sick. St. Matthew writes this: “Get up, take up your bed, and go … Continue reading

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Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul, Apostles Mt 16,13-19

“Never say never!” This is a saying that many of us are familiar with, and it is certainly not wrong. I think about Peter and Paul and what brought them together. They were different people; they only met a couple … Continue reading

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The Sacrament of the Altar.

The Sacrament of the Altar is the body and blood of Jesus Christ under the species of bread and wine. We say the Sacrament of the Altar because it takes place on the altar. At the Last Supper, the Lord … Continue reading

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Love in the heart-peace in the soul.

The sight of our sins makes us sad, disappointed, questioning… How quickly we can fall into sin, why are we so weak and corrupt again and again, when we offend God so much when we realize the greatness of our … Continue reading

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God is a God of freedom.

To assure believers of the rightness of choosing Jesus as their Lord. When I decided to study theology to become a priest, much to my surprise, my mother wasn’t scared. In tentatively announcing her decision, she accepted it in the … Continue reading

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Memorial of the Immaculate Heart of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Let’s say a little more about the Virgin Mary: we encounter the Virgin Mary quite a bit in the New Testament. Suppose it is always at a decisive stage of salvation history. We meet her at the Incarnation, the Resurrection, … Continue reading

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Thirteenth Sunday in ordinary time C Luke 9,51-62

Today Jesus counsels someone, reminds someone, and warns someone, saying, “Whoever puts his hand to the plow and looks back is not fit for the kingdom of God” (Luke 9:62). With this passage, the Evangelist St. Luke begins a new … Continue reading

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Resist the sirens.

World-famous works of art hold a unique, timeless message. Homer’s Epic of Odysseus is one such work. The ancient hero seeks his way to Ithaca, where his beloved wife Penelope awaits him. Along the way, he is to pass by … Continue reading

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