Pope Francis: When God intervened “unexpectedly” in their lives

Continuing his catechesis on St Joseph, Pope Francis offered engaged couples a reflection on moving beyond the ‘enchantment’ that comes with falling in love, toward a mature love that can stand the test of time. [...]

Recognizing and Deflecting Desolation

Mark wrote in his journal that things are a mess. This past month for him has been dark, and he’s keeping his wife at a distance. He’s not praying as before, and has skipped his prayer meetings with other men for the past two weeks. Today has also been tiring. He hasn’t stopped from the moment he left home. As an optometrist, he had to tell [...]

A New Fixed Star Is coming – An Apocalypse message from Jesus

Happy New Year! Today, the first Sunday of Advent, is the beginning of a new liturgical year. What an extraordinary commencement we have with the readings for today. We are starting afresh, getting back to spiritual basics, and the readings really help us with this. [...]

Pope Francis: Joseph, the Guardian of the Church

Pope Francis continues his catechesis series on St. Joseph at the Wednesday General Audience, and says that Joseph shows that even those who appear on the margins of society have a special role in God’s plan of salvation. [...]

Celebrating the Greatest Decision

Today’s homily is about three great reversals, where Jesus flips our expectations. Let’s start with a video of today’s Gospel, and see if you can spot these reversals. [...]

Jesus — “The King of Kings and Lord of Lords” (Revelation 19:16)

This year, the celebration of the solemnity of our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe is highlighted by a reading from Daniel 7, a chapter that contains arguably some of the most intriguing scenes in a prophetic book filled with awe and wonder. The passage selected by the Church is in fact the “meat” of the whole chapter: an intriguing scene in [...]

Pope Francis: Jesus goes out to search for sinners, but also those who have done no evil but have suffered it: the sick, the hungry, the poor, the least

Following his catechesis on St Paul’s Letter to the Galatians at the Wednesday General Audience, Pope Francis begins a new series of reflections on St Joseph as an example and a witness for our times. [...]

Jesus said, “Be alert and watch” (Mk 13:33)

“Don’t let anyone mislead you” (谷 13:5) [...]

Pope Francis: Christian freedom

Pope Francis concludes his General Audience catechetical series on the Letter to the Galatians highlighting how the Apostle Paul teaches that "the fulfillment of the true Law is found in this life of the Spirit given to us by Jesus." And the life of the Spirit "can only be lived in freedom". [...]

Pope Francis: To believe in Jesus means to follow Him

Continuing his catechesis on St Paul’s Letter to the Galatians, Pope Francis explains what it means “to walk in the Spirit.” [...]

Mary, the exemplar of widows

Transforming weakness and isolation into strength and inclusion [...]

Following the Truth

When was the last time you changed your opinion about something important? It’s hard to do. We don’t like admitting that we were ‘wrong’ about something. However, part of being an intellectually honest person, and especially if we’re disciples of Christ, is following the truth wherever it leads us, even if it means changing our minds. [...]

Love “with all your heart,and with all your soul,and with all your strength” (Dt 6:6)

Love is when Mary walks the final hours with her son; when Peter weeps bitterly for betraying his teacher and friend; love is when Jesus prays,“My Father,if it is possible,let this cup pass from me; yet not what I want but what you want” (Mt 26:39). [...]

Pope Francis: People still seek religious security rather than the living and true God

At the General Audience on Wednesday, Pope Francis reflects on the fruits of the Holy Spirit. [...]

You’re Free to Choose

Today’s homily is about freedom, because some people have been wondering if anyone will feel pressure in our upcoming Christ the King Challenge. ‘What will my wife think if I don’t put up my hand? What will my parents think? Will Fr. Justin be disappointed if I don’t put up my hand?’ I hope no one is pressuring you. And I promise you that [...]

The Joy of Knowing How to Read the Bible

This Sunday’s readings give us a good glimpse into Typology - an amazing biblical interpretation technique that enables us to see the unity of the Old and New Testaments. [...]

Pope Francis: True freedom is fully expressed in love

At the Wednesday General Audience, Pope Francis continues his catechesis on St Paul’s Letter to the Galatians, emphasising that Christian freedom is expressed in serving others. [...]

This is Justice, This is Mercy

Mr. Perry, our school principal, once shared a story about when he was young, he and his family took the ferry to Salt Spring Island. He had a friend who led him down to the door of the engine room, where they snooped around, and when a worker looked angrily at them, his friend threw something at the man. Then he and Mr. Perry ran away. At the end of [...]

“You do not know what you are asking” (Mk 10:38)

By this time in his ministry, Jesus has foretold three times his own Death and Resurrection to the apostles. The last prediction is the most detailed, specifying that his death will result from a conspiracy of the Jewish and Roman authorities, “… we are going up to Jerusalem, and the Son of Man will be given over to the chief priests and the teachers [...]

Pope Francis: Christian freedom “does not enter into conflict with cultures or with the traditions we have received,”

Pope Francis says that, freed by grace and love, Christianity is able to welcome every people and culture, and in turn opens peoples and cultures to greater freedom. [...]

Too hard a demand from Jesus?

This Sunday's Gospel reading is one of the many hard sayings of Jesus. It is about renunciation - first, of material possessions and second, of relations (rf Mk 10:23, 29). The radicalism in breaking economic and human ties has always been received with averse reactions. It is even more so today when we are more easily connected to each other and the world. [...]

Pope Francis: Freedom is a gift given to us in baptism

In his weekly General Audience, Pope Francis continues his reflection on St. Paul’s Letter to the Galatians, exploring the concept Christian freedom and how Christ, the Truth, achieved it in His supreme act of love on the Cross. [...]

Our Bodies Are Good

A few weeks ago, some students in our school asked me if Catholics should support the LGBTQ movement—it’s wonderful that they spoke about what was really on their minds. I tried to answer by exposing the worst parts of transgender ideology: The confusion of and harm towards children, with the advocacy of puberty blockers and surgery for children, [...]

God is Good!

The hardness of our heart blinds us from recognizing God’s goodness [...]