April 25, 2019

Author - Msgr Joseph Pellegrino

MONSIGNOR JOSEPH PELLIGRINO is a priest of the Diocese of St. Petersburg, Florida and pastor of St. Ignatius of Antioch Catholic Church in Tarpon Springs.

The Christian Way

In the Gospel of Mark (10:35-45), James and John had it all wrong. They wanted authority. They wanted to sit at the right hand and left hand of Jesus when the Kingdom of God was established on earth. They wanted to lord it over others. They wanted...

Pray For Us Sinners

The solemnity, Mary Mother of God, puts a deep theological focus on the Christmas celebration. Going back to our dogmatic theology, the study of the truths of the faith, we focus in on whom this Jesus is. By asking the who question, as distinguished...

What Food are We Looking For?

The people in the Gospel of John (6:24-35) had to work hard to find Jesus. After the multiplication of the loaves and fish, last Sunday’s reading, John says that the disciples took a boat to cross the sea, probably the Sea of Galilee. Jesus was not...

It is the Body of the Lord

This Sunday we begin a five week focus on the 6th chapter of the Gospel of John. We do this every three years, just as we repeat all the Sunday readings every three years. That the Church should spend five weeks on John 6 demonstrates that this is...

Standing for the Truth

Amos was quite different than most of the prophets we come upon in Hebrew Scriptures. He did not wear strange clothes like Ezekiel and Jeremiah. He was not a prophet throughout his life like Isaiah or Samuel. He did not even do strange prophetic...

The Results of Sin

The readings for the Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time deal with topics we Americans, and perhaps people everywhere, would rather avoid. The readings deal with sickness and death. We do our best to avoid sickness and death. That’s reasonable. But...