Who is my neighbor, Lord?

Peace and all Good! “Just exactly who is my neighbor, Lord?” Jesus tells the lawyer the now-famous story of the Good Samaritan. We know it well—a beloved story of children in Sunday school and to all of us throughout the world! The truth of this story is revealed in the way each of the characters […]

Time is Short

Dear Friends, Peace and All Good! “Let the dead bury their dead” is not a polite thing to say to a person who only wants to provide a simple, human service to his father. But, time is short and Jesus is on his way to Jerusalem and to his death. It must be said that […]

Jesus Comes to Us

The Feast of Corpus Christi is a Catholic liturgical solemnity celebrating the real presence of the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ, the Son of God, in the elements of the Eucharist. Every time that we gather to celebrate the Eucharist, we believe that Jesus comes to us, and makes himself real in his body […]

Our God is For Us

Having faith in and being in a relationship with a Triune God should not be difficult for us to grasp. Our God is for us. God created us in his image, God dwelt among us as the Son and now remains with us in truth and as our strength and guidance. Everything God does, God […]

Renew the Face of the Earth

With this beautiful Solemnity of Pentecost, we draw our 50‐day celebration of Easter to a close! One of the most familiar and remarkable texts for this Sunday is the reading from the Acts of the Apostles. This passage recounts the great gathering of people who were speaking in their native languages about “the mighty acts […]

Trust in the Lord’s Promise

Today’s celebration of the Ascension of the Lord can get lost. It comes between two other significant moments in the life of the early Church. Several weeks ago, we celebrated the greatest day of the Church year, The Resurrection of the Lord. Next week, we will celebrate another important moment for the fledgling church, the […]

Keep That Easter Fire Burning

Dear Friends: We continue with great joy this beautiful Easter Season on this Sixth Sunday Of Easter. It may be difficult for us to keep that “Easter fire” burning.  This beautiful liturgical season will come to a solemn close on Pentecost on June 9th.  Next Sunday is the Feast of the Ascension of the Lord.  […]

A Beautiful Holy City

Peace and all Good! The Book of Revelation today gives us a beautiful vision of a holy city “coming down out of heaven adorned as a bride for her husband.” (Rev. 21:2) What would such a holy city be like? We often think of cities as nasty places where wealth and poverty live side by […]

Jesus is the Good Shepherd

Traditionally this Fourth Sunday of Easter is called Good Shepherd Sunday. No matter which liturgical cycle we are in, the Gospel will always be about Jesus, the Good Shepherd. So great is our Good Shepherd that he knows each of us by name and gives us eternal life. Jesus states that no one can take […]

Sacramental Life

The first reading for this Third Sunday of Easter comes to us from the Acts of the Apostles. When the high priest accused the disciples of disobeying the Temple orders, Peter and the apostles volley back with stinging words of reproach and testimony. They are not going to stop preaching the message of Jesus. We […]