Ordinary 29 – We like the idea of leaders serving others… until its our turn. How would life be different if you put others first? It would look like a baseball team helping each other win. If you want to be a servant, you have to do these two things.
We are all responsible for creating a holy family. Today St. Joseph teaches us three keys to fatherhood: obedience, self-sacrifice, and giving your children back to God. If you follow Joesph’s example, your family will be holy too. [AUDIO]
The Trinity is foreshadowed by the family. The love between a husband and a wife, as a total gift of self to the other, reveals the Trinity. We are called to live in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. [AUDIO]
Love is the ultimate power and it can only be used for good. Selfishness leads to the dark side. We should love like Jesus in our family, our parish, and our Catholic school. The sacrifices we make manifest our love, and love never fails. [AUDIO]
Hannah shows us that children are a gift. Jesus teaches that all are meant to give. A family must learn the Law of the Gift: Man cannot find himself except in a sincere gift of self. May your family be a holy family. [AUDIO]
Three persons, one God: the Trinity is a family. The three persons take their identity from their relationships. The Spirit makes us members of God’s family and gives us our identity and mission: to love one another. (31 May 2015)
The recent Synod at the Vatican sounded like a free-for-all. Media reported lots of controversy. It made it sound like the Church was going in different directions and the Bishops were divided. And that was just the prelude to next year’s synod. It is obvious that the family touches all of us deeply. I found helpful this pastoral letter that …
Simeon and Anna are like Gandparents. They give the Holy Family Wisdom, Prayer, and Joy. Grandma gave me wisdom and joy this Christmas. We are all God’s family — may the elders and the young both inspire one another. (28 Dec 2014)
Christmas Letter 2014 Remember how Christmas was such a magical time when you were children? You were excited for weeks, tried to be good just before Christmas, and maybe even caught a glimpse of Santa’s reindeer. What is the true spirit of Christmas, and how can it still be magical after all these years?
Same-sex marriage is part of a large cultural shift taking place in Western society. The Catholic Church, however, is not going along with this shift. The Church firmly believes that the basic structure of marriage which she has always promoted is still valid, and it reflects God’s original plan of creation.