October 11, 2020
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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...

Living in a Thankful Spirit

A boy who was swimming in a lake one summer day went out too far and found himself in danger of drowning; fortunately, a man saw what was happening, and at the risk of his own life, swam out and rescued him. Afterwards the boy said, “Thank you for...

Losing Reverence

In the 1993 film Searching for Bobby Fischer, an eight-year-old chess prodigy, Josh, is taking chess lessons from Bruce, his tutor. In an attempt to motivate Josh, Bruce reaches into his valise and very slowly and reverently begins to remove a white...

Eucharist Makes Us Holier Persons

One of my favorite saints is Catherine of Siena, who lived in 14th century Italy. The youngest of 25 children, she refused to marry, as her parents wished, and instead entered the Dominican Order. Catherine became known for her great holiness and...