Tag: Unity

Rooted in Him

There was once a movie called Shadow of the Hawk, in which a young couple and their Indian guide were hurrying up a mountainside, fleeing from evil people seeking to kill them. Because the Indian guide knew the mountain so well, he would be able to...

Praying with a Lenten Pastoral Letter

During the Masses of February 17th and 18th, I had the grace of reading the Pastoral Letter for Lent 2024 written by the Maltese Bishops, namely Msgr. Charles J. Scicluna, the Archbishop of Malta, Msgr. Anton Teuma, Bishop of Gozo as well as Msgr...

Jesus Responders

I was born almost 12 hours before the assassination of John F. Kennedy. I remember seeing the Vietnam War on TV but as a child, it didn’t mean much. I saw Nixon getting on a helicopter leaving the White House after his resignation. I remember Ronald...

God’s Breath of Love

The North American singer and songwriter, Bart Millard, said: “As long as there’s breath in our lungs our story is still being written.” Breath keeps our lungs alive and help them to function as they ought. Thus, as long as there is breath...

A Reflection on Unity and Disunity

I recently wrote an essay entitled “What Catholics Can Learn From Buddhists.” A reader responded by stating that Jesus is his “everything,” the “servants of Satan” aim to mislead us, “love and truth” lead to unity whereas  falsehood leads to...

The Unity Dilemma

Pope Francis has joined non-Catholic Christians, including Orthodox, Anglican, Lutheran, Methodist, and Mormon, in an effort to “put aside all polemical or apologetic approaches, and seek instead to grasp more fully what unites us,” and to “advance...

Does Unity Require Uniformity?

Does Unity Require Uniformity?

This is a very unusual Mass. Normally we would be celebrating a Sunday Mass derived from this year’s cycle of Gospel readings taken from St. Matthew’s Gospel. Today, however, the Church puts Sts. Peter & Paul before our eyes, more specifically...

That All May Be One

That All May Be One

The Easter season is sure passing quickly. In a few weeks we will be celebrating Pentecost, the end of Easter time. On this sixth Sunday of Easter, we hear about the formation of the early Church community. Basically, the elders were attempting to...