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This Is Our Mission

Just after Easter Sunday 1994, a group of spectators gathered on the roof of the Launch Control Center at Cape Canaveral to witness the launch of STS-59, the official mission given the astronauts who would ride space shuttle Endeavour into the...

Overcoming Evil

In the Gospel for this seventh Sunday of Easter, Jesus is quoted as saying, “I do not ask that you take them out of the world but that you keep them from the evil one.” (John 17:15) In this week’s Gospel for the Ascension of the Lord, Jesus outlines...

Jesus Didn’t Ascend Into Heaven To Leave Us

Jesus Didn’t Ascend Into Heaven To Leave Us

There were only eleven of them, eleven disciples. Judas had betrayed the Lord. Matthias had not yet been chosen. So just eleven men went to Galilee following the message Jesus had given to them on Easter Sunday through  Mary Magdalen. They were told...

Christ’s Ascension Bridges The Infinite Chasm

When Jesus ascended, did He go “up” into heaven? You might think the answer is obviously yes.” But thoughtful reflection gives us an answer that is not so simple. We can say “yes” He went up into heaven only in the context of saying that at His...

Placing Jesus At The Center Of Our Lives

Placing Jesus At The Center Of Our Lives

Over 120 years ago there was a family by the name of Carpenter who lived in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. The oldest son was named Charles, and while he knew his corner of the state like the back of his hand, he had no conception of...

Blessings On Mother’s Day

Today we have the happy coincidence of celebrating the religious feast of the Ascension of Our Lord as well as the secular holiday of Mother’s Day. Moreover, during this month of May, many children around the country are celebrating the reception of...

God Has Come To Us In A New Way

God Has Come To Us In A New Way

The nights are warm now. Sometimes I step outside and looking up marvel at all of those stars sprinkled all over the night sky. In such moments I have asked myself if there is another parallel universe that we don’t see, one that has other...