Two weeks in a row now, the Gospel has ended with this haunting phrase, “Whoever has ears ought to hear.” So what are we supposed to hear? Each of the past two weeks we have heard a long and complicated parable in which our Lord explains what the Kingdom of Heaven is all about. Last […]Read more "God only needs a little seed"
Brothers and sisters in Christ, God wants to do amazing things in your life! He tells clearly in the Scriptures today: “some seed fell on rich soil, and produced fruit, a hundred or sixty or thirtyfold. Whoever has ears ought to hear.” God wants each and every one of us to be that rich soil […]Read more "The Freedom that Bears Abundant Fruit"
Our Lord has given us a mandate: what we have heard here, whispered among believers, we are to go out and proclaim on the housetops, to announce to the world. This mandate is not just given to missionaries or priests; it is for everyone. Each one of us, baptized as sons and daughters of God, […]Read more "Proclaim from the Housetops"
“Recuerda el camino que el Señor, tu Dios, te ha hecho recorrer estos cuarenta años por el desierto … Él te afligió, haciéndote pasar hambre, y después te alimentó con el maná, que ni tú ni tus padres conocían.” En el nombre del Padre y del Hijo y del Espíritu Santo. En estas líneas de […]Read more "Hambre Espiritual"
“Remember how for forty years now the LORD, your God, has directed all your journeying in the desert … He … let you be afflicted with hunger, and then fed you with manna, a food unknown to you and your fathers.” In these lines from the first reading, Moses is reminding the Israelite people of […]Read more "Being Spiritually Full"
Over the past few weeks we have celebrated a lot of important feasts in the Church’s calendar that commemorate some of the most important events in Jesus’s life: His Resurrection at Easter, the Ascension of the Lord into Heaven, and the sending of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost. All of these mysteries that we have […]Read more "The Family as the Image of the Trinity"
[The following is a commencement address given to the Northeastern Indiana Catholic Home Educators.] Dear Graduates, This ceremony in which you are participating is not merely a graduation. Yes, we are here to celebrate your many accomplishments, for which you have many reasons to be proud. But more importantly, this is a ceremony of sending […]Read more "Passionately Loving a Fallen World"