March 7, 2021 Third Sunday of Lent

Recently, I saw a picture on Facebook of a scene from today’s Gospel. Christ is there, holding a whip in his hand, tables all over the floor, expelling people from the Temple. And around the image, someone had added the comment that if people ever ask you “What would Jesus...

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February 28, 2021 Second Sunday of Lent

When Father Richard Leonard S.J, wrote his famous book, “Where the Hell is God?” he begins by telling us the tragic story of his sister Tracey becoming a paraplegic, following a vehicle accident. In an attempt to comfort him, some person suggested that God might be testing his faith during...

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February 21, 2021 First Sunday of Lent

The season of Lent is upon us. The purpose of Lent is to prepare us for the three most sacred days of the Church year: Holy Thursday with the Lord’s Supper, Good Friday with the Lord’s Passion, and Holy Saturday with the Lord’s triumph, the Easter Vigil. The word ‘Lent’...

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February 14, 2021 Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Both the first reading of today and the Gospel, speak about leprosy. I have often wondered why this particular sickness is mentioned. I am sure that people suffered from different types of ailments, yet leprosy seems to have had such an impact in the times of the Old and the...

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February 7, 2021 Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Our contemporary culture forces us to be busy. We keep inventing machines to save time, but we keep complaining: there is no time! Whether our time is spent productively or not, we are simply busy. We are busy checking emails. We are busy talking on the phone. We are busy...

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January 31, 2021 Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time

I recently heard this story: An atheist once challenged me to prove to him that God could exist. So I took out my cell phone I put it on the table and I asked him if my Phone was moving. He said “no”. So in order for my phone to...

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January 24, 2021 Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

Brothers and sisters in Christ: During today’s Reading of the Gospel of Mark, we heard Jesus calling the first Apostles, Simon, Andrew, James, the son of Zebedee and his brother John. Each one of them left what they were doing to answer the call to a life of self-denial and ongoing sacrifices....

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January 17, 2021 The Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

Christmas is over. Nobody is left in Bethlehem. In fact, it’s about twenty-eight years later that we find, in today’s Gospel, we find the beginning, the beginning of Jesus’ ministry, and that’s quite important to us all. This chapter is called “the call of discipleship,” for the first thing that...

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January 10, 2021 The Baptism of the Lord

Today, we solemnly celebrate the feast of “The Baptism of the Lord.” Till yesterday, we celebrated an ‘infant Jesus.’ From today, we celebrate an ‘adult Jesus.’ This is why today’s celebration marks the transition from the liturgical season of Christmas into the liturgical season of Ordinary Time. The baptism of Our...

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January 3, 2021 The Epiphany of the Lord

On this Sunday we celebrate the Solemnity of the Epiphany of the Lord, one of the most important celebrations of the Liturgical Year. This Solemnity of the Epiphany celebrates the revelation of the Messiah or the Savior of the world to all the nations and the peoples of the world....

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