- Terrorists desecrate Eucharist, destroy Catholic chapel in the Philippines June 27, 2017About 300 gunmen of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters attacked a town in southern Philippines, destroying churches and religious icons as well as desecrating consecrated hosts. Town members urged the community not to let these actions sow hostility between Muslims and Christians in the region.
- Pope says elderly in Church aren’t a gerontocracy, they’re grandparents June 27, 2017In a Mass on Tuesday marking the 25th anniversary of his ordination as an auxiliary bishop of Buenos Aires in 1992, Pope Francis rejected complaints that lots of old people make the Church a "gerontocracy," saying the elderly have a key role to play as "grandparents," nurturing and giving hope to the young.
- British author challenges dubia cardinals, calls abuse of Pope ‘satanic’ June 27, 2017Stephen Walford, a British Catholic author, has challenged the four cardinals who submitted doubts about 'Amoris Laetitita' to Pope Francis to change course, arguing they're largely wrong on the merits and also fueling a 'satanic' form of abuse directed at the pontiff on traditionalist and conservative websites and blogs.
- Myanmar cardinal calls for independent investigation of war crime allegations June 27, 2017Cardinal Charles Bo has called on the government of Myanmar to move away from “positions that are not conducive to peace and its good name in the international community,” but also called on the supporters of the Rohingyas to “move forward maximizing peace based on justice at every opportunity.”
- Cardinal Sarah against the dictatorship of noise June 27, 2017In a new book, Cardinal Robert Sarah warns against equating silence with simply staying quiet: Silence is the manifestation of a presence, "the most intense of all presences." The cardinal says modern man is capable of all sorts of noise, all sorts of wars, and so many solemn false statements, in an infernal chaos, because […]
- Terrorists desecrate Eucharist, destroy Catholic chapel in the Philippines June 27, 2017
Category Archives: Homilies
We see signs with it at so many events. We see it at sporting events: John 3:16. We see it at concerts: John 3:16. I even have it as a patch on my jacket: John 3:16. So what does one … Continue reading
For the past seven weeks we have kept the Easter Candle here in the sanctuary, lighting it every time we have celebrated Mass. The living flame of the Easter Candle reminds us that Christ is alive, that he rose from … Continue reading
From ancient times, philosophers have summed up the human condition as a quest to answer three fundamental questions: What should I do? What can I know? What can I hope for? In response to the common-sense comment of doubting Thomas, … Continue reading
How many of you go to bed without making sure the doors of your house are locked? Why do we bother about locking our doors and cars? Because we want to be safe, right? We know that the world can … Continue reading
“Jesus himself drew near and walked with them” (Luke 25:15). This verse really struck me as I prayed over the Gospel for this weekend. Actually it struck me the week after Easter, when I was on retreat and this Gospel … Continue reading
Three days ago, on the evening of Good Friday, apparent failure loomed large. Not only was the Lord dead and buried, but the Apostles were holed up in a locked room, fearing for their lives. Where were all the miracles … Continue reading
The Gospel narrative that we have just proclaimed strikes us as anything but “good.” Yet the Church throughout the entire world celebrates Good Friday every year. Calling the day when Jesus was crucified as good seems to be the supreme … Continue reading
Being a Christian means more than just being nice. It means centering our whole lives, every last detail, on a person: Jesus Christ. Other great religious leaders of history pointed to their teaching. They said, “follow my teaching”. Jesus pointed … Continue reading
In 1989 an 8.2 earthquake hit Armenia. In less than four minutes over 30,000 people were killed. Parents flooded the scene looking for their lost children amid the debris and mayhem. One father had remembered telling his son that he … Continue reading