May 19, 2020
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His Most Holy Body and Blood

The Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ, which we celebrate on Sunday 23 June 2019, drives home an essential point: Christ’s Body and Blood give us, who receive them, none other than eternal life.  This basic truth is powerfully...

Give Them Some Food Yourselves

As St. Luke reports, originally, Jesus gave his first followers sustenance and nourishment when they found themselves in a deserted, out-of-the-way place outside the town of Bethsaida. He ministered to all their needs, bringing order, healing and...

Father Knows Best

During the 1950s, there was a radio and television show entitled Father Knows Best. The show followed the lives of the Andersons, a middle class family living in a Midwestern town. One history of the show characterized the Andersons as “truly...

We Are What We Eat

“We are what we eat.” True? Not true? It depends on what one means by it, I guess; but it is definitely true for those who heed Jesus’ challenging words: “Whoever eats my flesh and drinks by blood remains in me and I in him.” (John 6: 56) Italians...

A Foretaste of Heaven

Many years ago there was a priest in Spain—we’ll call him Father Rafael—who, after a long time of faithfully serving the Church, was suddenly troubled by serious doubts: not about the teachings of the Church or the reality of the Eucharist, but...

There is Nothing Dearer to Me

On the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ, we should all feel most joyful and exceedingly grateful to our Lord for letting his divine heart display all his meekness and humility. After all, we are celebrating the very core of our...

God’s Eternal Presence Among Us

Our universe is very big, and the distances between the many heavenly bodies are so great, that it boggles the mind. Take the moon for example, our closest neighbor. It is so far away that if we were to go there, and travel at the speed of a rifle...

Jesus’ Words Are A Promise, Challenge, And Invitation

Jesus’ Words Are A Promise, Challenge, And Invitation

Over a century ago two Catholic university students had a serious discussion on death and the afterlife. They believed what the Church taught on judgment and eternity, but being young and curious, they still had questions—and so they made a solemn...