May 25, 2019

Tag - Authority

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...

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.”...

On Admiration of The See of Peter

The great inventor, Thomas Edison, was not a religious man, but he had a genuine respect for those who sincerely practiced their faith.  For instance, for over sixty years he generously contributed to several orders of religious sisters, especially...

Petrine Unity

The Petrine Ministry is the backdrop for this 21st Sunday in Ordinary Time. In the first reading (Is 22:19-23) we heard of God, speaking through Isaiah the prophet, electing Eliakim to exercise headship over Israel. The word of God was: “And I...