June 19, 2021
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God’s Enduring Love

It is patently clear that the word “blood” is the most important and most enlightening word in all three readings for the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ. We immediately associate blood with life; while we recoil from the...

The Mystery of Corpus Christi

We should approach our readings for The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ with trepidation and a profound sense of trust in our loving God who has made Himself incredibly accessible to us in the Sacrament of His Body and Blood. We need this trust...

Not a Freedom to Pray

During this pandemic Churches throughout the land have been forced to close. Our bishops point out this means solely the building. The Church, the Body of Christ, cannot close. While I have been disappointed in missing the sacraments, I...

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...