November 12, 2019

Tag - Eternal Life

There Is Nothing More Blessed Than This

The longest-serving Pope in the Church’s almost 2000-year history was Pius IX, who reigned for almost 32 years, from 1846-1878. It was he who solemnly defined the dogma of the Immaculate Conception: namely, that Mary was conceived in her mother’s...

Searching for Eternal Life

For the 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time, the readings lead us to wisdom, transparency, and eternity. Regarding wisdom (Wisdom 7:7-11), we are told that the spirit of wisdom is more precious than silver or gold. Regarding transparency (Hebrews 4:12-13)...

Master, To Whom Shall We Go?

In the Gospel of John (Chapter 6), the Lord Jesus reveals Himself as the Bread of Life that came down from heaven. Now, since the Eucharist is truly the summit, the center, the heart and soul of our entire existence on this earth, we are expected to...

Do Miracles Really Happen?

Do miracles like the one in the Gospel of Mark (5:21-43) really happen? Can people—including children—who were actually and literally dead be brought back to life? The answer is“yes,” when it glorifies God and helps people believe in Him. This...

Striving for Eternal Life

…so that everyone who believes in him may have eternal life. (John 3: 15) This sentence, along with some others, can be easily misinterpreted to indicate that, as long as we believe in Christ Jesus, we will enjoy eternal life, i.e. we will be saved...

It Won’t Fit into Two Square Yards

Perhaps those words were on the mind of Saint Cyprian as he wrote about those who would store up treasure in “earthly” riches: Their property held them in chains…chains which shackled their courage and choked their faith and hampered their judgment...

Go and Do Likewise

The risk we run right now is the one of reducing considerably the lasting, ongoing, shall I dare to say, relentless impact that the parable of the Good Samaritan must have in our life. We should never give in to the temptation to stop our ears and...

Yes, I Can Turn Off the Machine

“Does this mean I can never turn off the machine for my mother?” she asked. This was the first response from a RCIA candidate to me at an opening conversation of bioethics. The sentiment should not be a surprise. The Catholic Church has not...

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