October 11, 2020
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What is Our Motto?

A motto is a word, phase or short sentence that expresses the ideal, principle or goal of a person, cause or institute. Mottos serve to identify and motivate a person, or group. Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam, or abbreviated A.M.D.G., (For the greater glory...

Our Mission in Life

“You are the salt of the earth” “You are the light of the world.” Here are two of the most direct, targeted expressions uttered by Jesus. We all know how doctors frown upon those who munch on salty snacks and are rather generous with their salt...

Leading a Prayerful Life

God calls us to celebrate World Mission Sunday within the context of prayer. Here are some challenging conclusions to be drawn from this statement. In giving the definition of herself at the 2nd Vatican Council, the Church wrote that she is by her...

Is This Our Year?

In the Gospel of Luke (13:6-9), Jesus provides us with the Parable of the Barren Fig Tree: There once was a person who had a fig tree planted in his orchard, and when he came in search of fruit on it but found none, he said to the gardener, ‘For...

Sharing the Gospel

Once upon a time two very good and holy men who lived in the same town died on the exact same day. They had never met during their lifetimes—for one was quite poor, and had lived in the ghetto, or rundown section of town, and the other was very...

Doers of Jesus

Humbly welcome the Word that has been planted in you and is able to save your souls. Be doers of the Word and not hearers only, deluding yourselves. Perhaps the full impact of this simple recommendation from James escapes us. Thus, let me substitute...

Come and See

A man in Baltimore named Sidney played the flute as part of the city’s Symphony Orchestra; he was extraordinarily skilled at his instrument, but not sure how much of a contribution he was really making. One morning the orchestra was rehearsing, and...

A Most Pressing Duty

The last few Sundays, the Lord has been challenging us in quite demanding ways. He has forced us to toss aside our righteous agenda, to stop relying on presumed privileges and hard-earned merits and to embrace his ways. We might still be smarting...