When people hear the word “pilgrimage,” many think of far-off destinations, such as Lourdes, Fatima, or Santiago de Compostela. Today, in the digital era, we have the opportunity to make a pilgrimage without ever leaving our hometown. In fact, the U.S. Bishops are asking Catholics to consider making a digital pilgrimage with the intention of… Read More Bishops Invite All Catholics to Make a Digital Pilgrimage for Life
Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Reading 1 1 Kgs 19:9a, 11-13a Responsorial Psalm Ps 85:9, 10, 11-12, 13-14 Reading 2 Rom 9:1-5 Gospel Mt 14:22-33 Sometimes the Lord seems distant when problems and adversity comes your way. Just like the disciples found themselves in peril on an angry sea. Although they were experienced fisherman, they feared… Read More Sunday Meditation – August 10, 2014 – Stay in the Boat
Jesus hand-picked both these two men for a uniquely special purpose in His Church. If you look on the surface, neither man was anything special. In fact, both men had serious character flaws. Peter: a profane man—“depart from me Lord, for I am a profane man” Peter: a cowardly man—“I swear I do not know… Read More Sunday Meditation – June 29: Peter and Paul: Two Unlikely Men
The striking thing about the readings for Trinity Holy Trinity IconSunday is also the consoling thing. The prayer of Moses should be one to which we also turn, especially because we have way to do that through the Sacrament of Reconciliation: “This is indeed a stiff-necked people, Lord, yet pardon our wickedness and sins, and receive us as your own.” … Read More Sunday Meditation – June 15, 2014 – Challenging and Reassuring
Even though He was raised from the dead … they hid in fear.
Even with the doors locked … He came and stood in their midst.
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People today, constantly on the go, are not easily convinced that they need some quiet time to have a look at themselves and ask hard questions , such as : Am I consistent with my past? Have I changed values? Do I love God and all his people? Do I act on it?… Read More Sunday Meditation – June 1, 2014 – Quiet Time and Hard Questions
The setting is Holy Thursday, before the last supper. Jesus knows what is next yet instead of focusing on His gruesome death to come He lovingly, passionately reassures the disciples that He loves them; that there is a Way. He is the Way. And that He will send an Advocate to help and guide them. They are listening and watching intently. Wondering what He means …… Read More Sunday Meditation – May 25, 2014 – Follow My Commandments, Love and Trust
The Gospel starts with Jesus saying “Do not let your hearts be troubled.” What is it in my life that causes my heart to be troubled? What are the things which cause me to worry? Jesus continues saying, “You have faith in God; have faith also in me.” Do my worries indicate a lack of faith? … Read More Sunday Meditation – May 18, 2014 – Worry or work?
Third Sunday of Easter Lectionary: 46 Reading 1 ACTS 2:14, 22-33 Responsorial Psalm PS 16:1-2, 5, 7-8, 9-10, 11 Reading 2 1 PT 1:17-21 Gospel LK 24:13-35 Crushing disappointment … Cleopas and friend were in its clutches. Eyes downcast, shoulders drooping, spirits sagging – their whole world turned inside out – they had pinned their hopes on a… Read More Sunday Meditation – May 4, 2014 – Embracing your Emmaus