Second Sunday in Ordinary Time JN 1:29-34 January 19, 2020 Among the very first songs that Catholic school children learned prior to Vatican II was the Agnus Dei. Agnus Dei Qui tol...
Baptism of the Lord MT 3:13-17 January 12, 2020 I have never been a big fan of poetry. Maybe because it usually takes a good deal of work to understand and appreciate the message t...
The Epiphany of the Lord MT 2:1-12 January 5, 2020 Pope Francis frequently voices his concern over the Church’s declining influence in the world. Most recently, on December 21, 201...
Feast of The Holy Family MT 2:13-15, 19-23 December 29, 2019 Inspired by his pilgrimage to the Holy Land, St. Francis of Assisi returned to Italy and initiated what quickly became ...
Fourth Sunday of Advent MT 1:18-24 December 22, 2019 Our First Reading introduces a character named Ahaz into the Advent Season. If this passage was all that we know about him, we ...
Third Sunday of Advent MT 11:2-11 December 15, 2019 A friend called me this week and asked what I know about the Latin phrase Lectio Divina. Translated as Divine Reading, the term ...
Second Sunday of Advent MT 3:1-12 December 8, 2019 As we began the second week of this Advent season, I am beginning the third week after total knee replacement surgery. The experi...
First Sunday of Advent MT 24:37-44 December 1, 2019 I am embarrassed because last Sunday’s blog was a “repeat”. I am especially embarrassed, because I “should’ve-could’ve” been bet...