“He chose us in him, before the foundation of the world, to be holy and without blemish before him.” Before the beginning of the world, God chose you to be holy. Long before you came into existence, before you were conceived in your mother’s womb, God knew you and loved you. This is the fantastic […]Read more "God’s Adopted Sons and Daughters"
God wants to do incredible things in your life! Today we hear the stories of two people’s whose lives were profoundly altered by coming into contact with Christ: the woman with the hemorrhage and the daughter of the synagogue official. These two miraculous healings show us the incredible power of Christ to triumph over every […]Read more "Bumping into Jesus"
“For now the LORD has spoken who formed me as his servant from the womb … and I am made glorious in the sight of the LORD, and my God is now my strength!” These very strong words of praise in today’s first reading are assigned by the Sacred Liturgy to St. John the Baptist, […]Read more "Your Prophetic Vocation"
“Then [Moses] took the blood and sprinkled it on the people, saying, ‘This is the blood of the covenant that the LORD has made with you in accordance with all these words of his.’” This culmination of the story of the ratifying of the covenant between God and the Israelites in the first reading today […]Read more "The Eucharistic Sacrifice"
“Whosoever will be saved, before all things it is necessary that he hold the Catholic faith. … and the Catholic faith is this: That we worship one God in Trinity, and Trinity in Unity; Neither confounding the Persons; nor dividing the Essence. For there is one Person of the Father; another of the Son; and […]Read more "Getting the Trinity Wrong (And Right!)"
Who is the Holy Spirit? As we celebrate the great feast of Pentecost today, this is a question that often comes to mind. Sure, we know about the Holy Spirit. We remember Him every time that we make the sign of the cross. But how many of us would feel comfortable explaining Him to others? […]Read more "The Holy Spirit, Our Advocate and Consoler"
“For after his Resurrection, he plainly appeared to all his disciples, and was taken up to heaven in their sight, that he might make us sharers in his divinity.” These words come from today’s Preface, the prayer that the priest recites or sings immediately before we sing the Sanctus, the “Holy, holy, holy.” They contain […]Read more "To Make Man Divine"
“God has created [you] to do Him some definite service. He has committed some work to [you] which He has not committed to another. [You] have [your] mission. [You] may never know it in this life, but [you] shall be told it in the next. [You are] a link in a chain, a bond of […]Read more "The Heart of a [Future] Shepherd"
My brothers and sisters in Christ, happy Easter! On an occasion like this, there are always so many people to thank: the musicians who have worked so hard to prepare the beautiful music that lifts our spirits to the Lord today, those who decorated the church and those who contributed for the Easter flowers, and […]Read more "He Goes Before You to Galilee"
On this great night, Christ does something old, something traditional. He gathers with his Apostles for the celebration of the Passover feast. They prepare and eat this supper according to the precise instructions given centuries before by Moses. For the Jews, this was not merely a memorial meal, but actually made the Passover present to […]Read more "The New Sacrifice of the Eucharist"