December 15, 2018

Tag - Courage

Seeking Courageous Fathers

There are no coincidences or happy breaks in the life of believers, but only the unfolding of God’s plan; so often mysterious, obscure and, yes, even painful, but with fool proof guarantee of success in the Resurrection of Christ. Today is Father’s...

Sacrificing in the Name of Christ

Until it collapsed in 1991, the Soviet Union, or Communist Russia, was one of the most evil societies in human history; in terms of the number of lives ruined, and the millions of people it killed or persecuted, it rivaled Nazi Germany. The Soviets...

A Special Priest: Fr. Vincent Capodanno

He didn’t have to be there, not in that place and at that time. But there he was. He could have been back at the base in Da Nang, waiting for the soldiers to return, and no one would have given it a second thought. But he chose to be with the men...

Placing God’s Will Ahead of Our Own

A young man in his late twenties told his pastor, “Father, I’ve started looking for another place to work.” “Really?” said the priest. “I thought you were happy with your position.” The young man explained, “Well, I was, but then something happened...

The Ministry of Kidney Stones

Therefore thus says the Lord God, “Behold, I am the one who has laid as a foundation in Zion, a stone, a tested stone, a precious cornerstone, of a sure foundation: ‘Whoever believes will not be in haste.’ (Isaiah 28:16) Another great family...

Regarding Carefully Locked Doors

Happy Easter to all of you! No, I am not a week late. No, I am not trying to be facetious. I am simply trying to be realistic. Last Sunday was Easter for ideal believers. This is our Easter: the Easter for all the “Thomases” of this world—you know:...

True Disciples

Today’s Gospel sheds some light on our claim that Jesus is truly present at our Eucharistic Celebrations and that he talks to us his words of life as he did 2000 years ago in Palestine. What we are reflecting on (Luke 14: 25-33) is an existential...