April 17, 2021
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What It Means to Be Catholic

Why do people travel long distances; endure discomforts and inconveniences just to be together as a family around the same table like on Thanksgiving Day or on Christmas Day? At times, a meal is much more than a meal; and also, a meal can turn a...

The Presence of the Lord

We have been living through months and days of unprecedented turmoil in our minds and hearts, and also all around us. The coronavirus, of course, has been making things a lot worse. At the limits of our endurance, we wonder if we could push the...

The Eucharist Increases Our Motivation

I love this season! Especially when it is sunny and the bright colors of the leaves hit the senses with more boldness as we walk on infinite shades of brown and yellow and red. Yes, there is sadness, too, because the leaves are falling to the ground...

The Wedding Feast

Months before a momentous family reunion or a big wedding, our mind fills already with anticipation and wanders into a future crammed with vivid images of what we dream will happen in the course of the celebration. According to the role assigned to...

To Whom Shall We Go?

…From anyone who has not, even what he has will be taken away. This is why I speak to them in parables, because ‘they look but do not see and hear but do not listen or understand.’  Isaiah’s prophecy is fulfilled in them, which...

Reflections on Christ’s Eucharistic Love

During the month of June we celebrate the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ, widely known as Corpus Christi. In the words of Pope Francis, pronounced during his homily at the Church of...

Australia Needs the Sacred Heart of Jesus

On December 27, 1673, Jesus revealed to St. Margaret Mary Alacoque (†1690) “My Divine Heart is so passionately inflamed with love… that, not being able any longer to contain within Itself the flames of Its ardent charity, It must let them spread...

The Greatest Bailout

In Mark’s Gospel (14:22-26), we read about the Institution of the Lord’s Supper. There, in the Upper Room, Jesus took bread, blessed and broke it, gave it to his disciples, and said: “Take, this is my body.” Shortly thereafter, Jesus took a cup...