January 24, 2020
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Satan Has Little Influence Over Those Who Remain Humble

Saint Teresa of Calcutta, commonly known to everyone as Mother Teresa, was not only a very holy woman; as founder of the Missionaries of Charity, she was also quite capable as an organizer and administrator.  On one occasion she arranged for some of...

How Closely Do We Follow Him?

After reading the 6th chapter of the Gospel of John and reflecting on Jesus as the Bread of Life that the Father has given to his adopted children, it is time to draw some vital conclusions. What the risen Lord teaches us is something that is...

How Does Following Jesus Influence Our Lives?

In the Gospel of Mark (1:21-28), Jesus entered the Synagogue on the Sabbath and taught the people. Mark says that “The people were astonished at his teaching, for He taught them as one having authority.” If you look carefully at this Gospel text...

He Spoke With Authority

On the Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time, the Sacred Writer, the Holy Spirit, speaks about the authority of the Lord. The reading is taken from the first chapter of the earliest of the Gospels, the Gospel of Mark (1:21-28). Jesus begins to teach in...

The Symbolism Of Keys

God is everywhere, isn’t He? So why, then, do I have to go to Mass and receive Holy Communion. I can commune with God by simply going to a place of solitude and quiet. I can talk with God there, can’t I? Why do I have to go to a priest...

Supporting The Sisters

Supporting the Sisters? The email was from a friend who had just signed the petition to “Support the Sisters” and wondered if I would sign too. The sisters are the members of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) who claim to represent...

Speaking With Authority

Two words in the Gospel account (Mk 1: 21-28) capture my attention… “astonished” and “amazed.” St. Mark reports that the people in Capernaum’s synagogue were astonished at Jesus’ teaching and all were amazed. So the question arises: Why? Why were...

And So I Say To You

Jesus went into the region of Caesarea Philippi and he asked his disciples, “Who do people say that the Son of Man is?” They replied, “Some say John the Baptist, others Elijah, still others Jeremiah or one of the prophets.”...

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