January 26, 2021
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My Lord and God

In the painful context of having to literally fast from receiving the Lord in Holy Communion and, thus, having our hunger for the Bread of Life intensified, we shall ask ourselves what  our reaction to the first reading (Acts of Apostles ...

A Happy Easter Wish

From time to time we learn of heroic people who, moved with genuine love, try to save someone who is drowning or trapped inside a burning building. In some cases their altruism ends in an added tragedy: both victim and rescuer perish. If the love of...

In Christ, We are Fully Alive

A Catholic priest in Texas named Father Paul served as a prison chaplain, and one year on Easter Sunday he said Mass for the Catholic inmates there. One of the prisoners there—we’ll call him Kevin—had been incarcerated for sixteen years, but was...

He Has Been Raised

He is not here but He has been raised! This, my friends is the fact that has turned the world upside down. For anyone who dares to believe this incredible news of victory over sin, despair, darkness and death, the only reasonable choice is to...

This Happy Easter

From time to time we learn of heroic people who, moved with genuine love, try to save someone who is drowning or trapped inside a burning building. In some cases their altruism ends in an added tragedy: both victim and rescuer perish. If the love of...

The Greatest Movie Ever Made

The Venerable Fulton J. Sheen used to say that before every Easter there has to be a Good Friday. No Easter season has ever underscored the absolute veracity of this adage for me than the last one. I have a very dear friend who seems to have had a...

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:...

Following Jesus: Not a Part-Time Commitment

One lazy summer afternoon a grandfather took his grandson fishing out in the middle of the lake in a rowboat. After they talked for a while, the grandfather drifted off to sleep, and the boy looked over the side of the boat and noticed some water...