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There is a story within the story of Laudato Sì – Pope Francis’ landmark encyclical letter “On the Care of our Common Home.” The letter is an overview of the environmental crisis from a religious point of view. Until the publication of the Pope’s important document one year ago on June 18, the dialogue about ...read more
“Apart from God’s Mercy, there is no other source of hope for human beings.” - Pope John Paul II ...read more
Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C – June 19, 2016 The second half of Luke’s Gospel is one continuous pilgrimage to Jerusalem, the city of destiny. For Luke, the Christian journey is a joyous way illuminated by the graciousness of the Saviour of the world. Along that way, Jesus asks a very important question ...read more
Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C – June 12, 2016 Throughout the Gospels, Jesus dines with sinners and takes the opportunity to teach some very important lessons about discipleship and holiness. As with so many things he did, Jesus’ befriending such types of people and eating with them angered his opponents, especially the religious ...read more
Reflection on the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus The Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus presents us with the opportunity to reflect on the relevance of this profound image in our daily lives. The the Sacred Heart is never mentioned as such in Sacred Scripture, but its meaning fills the Bible from Genesis ...read more
Tenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C – June 5, 2016 In today’s first reading from the Elijah cycle in I Kings, the great prophet of the Old Testament did not set out on his journey until he received his commission from God. It is essential to be in communication with God through listening to ...read more
Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ – Sunday, May 29th, 2016 Four Gospels tell the wonder-filled story of the multiplication of the loaves and fishes that has been situated geographically at Tabgha, the place of the seven springs on the Northwest shore of the Sea of Galilee. Today’s Gospel looks back to the ...read more
Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity – Sunday, May 22nd, 2016 On the Sunday that follows Pentecost, we celebrate the solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity. Thanks to the Holy Spirit, who helps us understand Jesus’ words and guides us to the whole truth, believers can have a personal experience of the intimacy of God himself, ...read more
Solemnity of Pentecost – Sunday, May 15th, 2016 We know the story well (Acts 2:1-11) – it is the dawn of the day of Pentecost and the followers of Jesus are gathered to wait and pray. This new day begins with an explosion of sounds from heaven, and a violent wind. The story is reminiscent ...read more
Solemnity of the Ascension – Sunday, May 8th, 2016 Just as Jerusalem was the city of destiny in the Gospel of Luke (the place where salvation was accomplished), so here at the beginning of the Acts of the Apostles, Jerusalem occupies a central position. It is the starting point for the mission of the Christian disciples ...read more