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Nothing can separate us from the love of God

Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Can you imagine how Jesus felt when He heard that His cousin John was persecuted and beheaded? He must have felt distressed and lonely. And naturally, He would relate that to His own final path to Calvary. So,“He withdrew in a boat to a deserted place by Himself.” (Matthew 14:13) […]
Publish date: 2014 - 8 - 3


 
Pope Francis: Look for Jesus, meet Jesus: this is the great treasure

(CNA/EWTN News) On Sunday July 27 Pope Francis stressed the priceless value of encountering Jesus, noting that Jesus’ parables speak of those who are willing to trade everything for the Kingdom of God. “He who knows Jesus, who encounters him personally, remains fascinated and attracted by so much kindness, so much truth, so much beauty, […]
Publish date: 2014 - 7 - 31


 
Parable of the New and Old Treasure

Jesus said to the disciples: “The Kingdom of heaven is like a net thrown into the sea, which collects fish of every kind. When it is full they haul it ashore and sit down to put what is good into buckets. What is bad they throw away. Thus it will be at the end of […]
Publish date: 2014 - 7 - 31


 
The Better Part

Jesus entered a village where a woman whose name was Martha welcomed him. She had a sister named Mary who sat beside the Lord at his feet listening to him speak. Martha, burdened with much serving, came to him and said, “Lord, do you not care that my sister has left me by myself to […]
Publish date: 2014 - 7 - 29


 
Why Kingdom of God brings about difference of value?

Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Last Sunday Jesus began His parables on the Kingdom of Heaven by using common and insignificant things (mustard seed and yeast) to contrast its small beginning with its great ending. Today He depicts the Kingdom of Heaven as a treasure and a pearl. I would like to reflect on what […]
Publish date: 2014 - 7 - 27


 
Pope Francis: Christians are called to imitate the patience of God

(CNA/EWTN News) In his weekly Sunday Angelus address on July 20, Pope Francis mourned the fleeing of the last Christians from the Iraqi city of Mosul, who were told by ISIS forces last week to either convert, pay the Jizya tax or leave. “They are persecuted; our brothers are persecuted, they are driven out, they […]
Publish date: 2014 - 7 - 24


 
You shall hear but not understand

The disciples approached Jesus and said, “Why do you speak to the crowd in parables?” He said to them in reply, “Because knowledge of the mysteries of the Kingdom of heaven has been granted to you, but to them it has not been granted. To anyone who has, more will be given and he will […]
Publish date: 2014 - 7 - 24


 
“Lord, you are good and forgiving!”

Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time “Lord, you are good and forgiving!” Captured in the antiphon of the Responsorial Psalm is the heart of the message of this Sunday’s Mass readings – an amazing message that punctuates every action taken by God in the history of salvation, a wonderful message that gives us the real reason […]
Publish date: 2014 - 7 - 20


 
Pope Francis: May the Lord give to all the strength and courage to take concrete actions to build peace

(CNA/EWTN News) Pope Francis prayed for peace in the Holy Land on Sunday July 13, asking participants to join him in a moment of silent prayer. “I extend a heartfelt appeal to all of you to continue to pray earnestly for peace in the Holy Land, in light of the tragic events of recent days,” […]
Publish date: 2014 - 7 - 17


 
The Light Burden and Gentle Yoke

Jesus said: “Come to me, all you who labor and are burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am meek and humble of heart; and you will find rest for yourselves. For my yoke is easy, and my burden light.”
Publish date: 2014 - 7 - 17


 
Reproaches to Unrepentant Towns

Jesus began to reproach the towns where most of his mighty deeds had been done, since they had not repented. “Woe to you, Chorazin! Woe to you, Bethsaida! For if the mighty deeds done in your midst had been done in Tyre and Sidon, they would long ago have repented in sackcloth and ashes. But […]
Publish date: 2014 - 7 - 15


 
Happy are those who receive the Word with open hearts, they will have an abundance

Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time The seed is the word of God, Christ is the sower. Christ sows the seed to all grounds (to the hearts of all humanity). It is available and accessible to all, with no exception. The Word of God has the power to create, to teach, and heal. The Word of […]
Publish date: 2014 - 7 - 13


 
Pope Francis: Christians are called to become refreshment and comfort for others, in imitation of Christ

(CNA/EWTN News) At his Angelus address on Sunday July 6, Pope Francis noted that Christ’s invitation, “come unto me, all you who are heavy burdened, and I will give you rest,” is given to each and every person, through all time. “When Jesus says this, he has before his eyes the people he encountered everyday […]
Publish date: 2014 - 7 - 10


 
The Commissioning of the Twelve

Jesus said to his Apostles: “As you go, make this proclamation: ‘The Kingdom of heaven is at hand.’ Cure the sick, raise the dead, cleanse the lepers, drive out demons. Without cost you have received; without cost you are to give. Do not take gold or silver or copper for your belts; no sack for […]
Publish date: 2014 - 7 - 10


 
In the Face of Calumny

A demoniac who could not speak was brought to Jesus, and when the demon was driven out the mute man spoke. The crowds were amazed and said, “Nothing like this has ever been seen in Israel.” But the Pharisees said, “He drives out demons by the prince of demons.” Jesus went around to all the […]
Publish date: 2014 - 7 - 8


 
God is love

Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time If one has to find a word that sums up the underlying message and the spirit of the Gospel, it would easily be agreed that the word is—Love, “God is love” (1 John 4:8). If we look deeply enough, it could be just as easy to find another word which […]
Publish date: 2014 - 7 - 6


 
Pope Francis: There are more persecuted Christians in the world today than there were in the early church

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis said on Monday that there are more persecuted Christians in the world today than there were in the first centuries of Christianity. The Pope’s words came as he celebrated Mass at the Casa Santa Marta on the day in which the Church remembers the first Roman martyrs who were martyred during […]
Publish date: 2014 - 7 - 3


 
Feast of St. Thomas the Apostle

Thomas, called Didymus, one of the Twelve, was not with them when Jesus came. So the other disciples said to him, “We have seen the Lord.” But Thomas said to them, “Unless I see the mark of the nails in his hands and put my finger into the nailmarks and put my hand into his […]
Publish date: 2014 - 7 - 3


 
Why are you fearful, O you of little faith?

As Jesus got into a boat, his disciples followed him. Suddenly a violent storm came up on the sea, so that the boat was being swamped by waves; but he was asleep. They came and woke him, saying, “Lord, save us! We are perishing!” He said to them, “Why are you terrified, O you of […]
Publish date: 2014 - 7 - 1


 
Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul

Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul, Apostles St. Irenaeus, a 2nd century Church Father, had this to say about the church of Rome: “the very great, the very ancient and universally known church founded and organized at Rome by the two most glorious apostles, Peter and Paul.” He added: “with this church, by reason of […]
Publish date: 2014 - 6 - 29


 
Pope Francis: The Church is a family that teaches us to live as disciples of the Lord

(CNA/EWTN News) In his general audience address on June 25, Pope Francis drew attention to how God formed the Church to unify humanity, emphasizing that no one is saved on their own, but rather through the help of others. “Our identity is one of belonging. To say ‘I am Christian’ means to say: ‘I belong […]
Publish date: 2014 - 6 - 26


 
The Proof of Holiness

Jesus said to his disciples: “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the Kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father in heaven. Many will say to me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name? Did we not drive out demons […]
Publish date: 2014 - 6 - 26


 
Birth of John the Baptist

When the time arrived for Elizabeth to have her child she gave birth to a son. Her neighbors and relatives heard that the Lord had shown his great mercy toward her, and they rejoiced with her. When they came on the eighth day to circumcise the child, they were going to call him Zechariah after […]
Publish date: 2014 - 6 - 24


 
Body and Blood of Christ – the cost of the ultimate love

Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ Jesus offers His life to redeem us, and His immense love for us gives rise to His ardent desire to be in perfect communion with us. He desires to be with us not only spiritually, but physically; not only in heaven, but also on earth. […]
Publish date: 2014 - 6 - 22