11th. Sunday: sacred liturgy


It is good to give thanks to the Lord, to sing praises to your name (Ps. 92). Our celebration of the Paschal Mystery in all its detail was completed in a sense, with the beautiful Feast of Corpus Christi, celebrated last Sunday and with the Feast of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, celebrated this past Friday. In the Sacred Heart of Jesus, wounded for our sins we have a summary of our whole faith and the path of our discipleship. ... (Continue reading)

4th. Sunday of Easter: Vicariousness


I am the Good Shepherd. The Good Shepherd lays down His life for the sheep (Jn. 10:11). Today is Good Shepherd Sunday and as we continue to celebrate the Feast of Easter, we contemplate the figure of Jesus, the Good Shepherd "who has risen and who laid down his life for his sheep and willingly died for his flock" (Communion Antiphon Fourth Sunday of Easter, The Roman Missal). The Gospel reading of the Mass today emphasises the absolute freedom with which ... (Continue reading)

33rd Sunday: The duty of talent


So then let us not fall asleep as others do, but let us keep awake and be sober (1 Thes 5:6). As we approach the end of the liturgical year, the Scripture lessons of the Mass direct our attention towards the coming of our Lord, the Day of the Lord when judgment will be given and they history of salvation will be fulfilled. The biblical readings also make it clear that it is absolutely impossible to determine in advance the date and ... (Continue reading)

Good Friday reflections


Lent is a time to renew our baptismal calling to fast from the world and to draw closer to Christ. It is a time to put aside the fool's gold of this world and embrace the true gold of Heaven, that we may be eternally enriched. The fact is that many of us are running headlong into sin, seeking the wealth and plaudits of the world, and forgetting that anything we can gain in this life—wealth, ... (Continue reading)

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