Contributed on Feb 9, 2013
The problems of our life are 1% external; 99% internal. Lent is a time for repentance, avoiding evil and doing good.
Fifth Sunday in Course 10 February 2013 “I am a sinful man” The liturgical calendar used with the Extraordinary form of the Mass calls this Sunday “Quinquagesima.” The meaning from the Latin is “the fifty days.” It’s about fifty days until Easter. ...read more
Contributed on Feb 17, 2013
The triple temptation of Christ speaks to the triple temptation of every human person, and the triple call of the Church to fast, pray and give alms.
First Sunday of Lent 2013 Lenten Focus The haunting strains of Psalm 91 fill the Word of God we sing and hear today: they are singing of Jesus Christ, the victor over Satan’s temptations, but they are also singing out in hope of you and me. We are living in a world that bombards us with ...read more
Contributed on Feb 22, 2013
Change is necessary for every Christian to become like Jesus and Mary; it is essential, but it is seldom pleasant.
Second Sunday of Lent 2013 Lenten Series Change. One of my famous Christians once told me that the hard part about being a disciple of Jesus Christ is that we are always having to change. To be more like Jesus and Mary, we have to give up habits that keep us from them–gossip, ...read more
Contributed on Mar 2, 2013
Everyone must face the problem of evil; Jesus tells us to be faithful to our call.
3rd Sunday of Lent 2013 Despite the fact that nobody but academic researchers remember it, November of 1641 was one of the most important months in history. In that month, just before the English Civil War broke out, the first issue of what would be called a “newspaper” appeared in ...read more
Contributed on Mar 2, 2013
We are challenged by God to rejoice. That doesn't always mean "enjoy," but if we repent of sin we will be forgiven gladly by God and have room to rejoice.
Fourth Sunday in Lent 2013 Rejoice! “Laetare, Jerusalem! Rejoice, Jerusalem, and gather round, all you who love her. Rejoice gladly, those who were sorrowful; exult and be refreshed with motherly consolation.” These words of today’s beautiful Introit antiphon remind us that ...read more
Contributed on Mar 11, 2013
Only Jesus, acting through the ministry of the Church, can fill the gaping hole in our hearts.
Fifth Sunday of Lent 2013 “We’ve Tried it All” “We’ve tried it all,” haven’t we? Our culture certainly has, and many of us have tried to reach fulfillment with everything the world has offered us. Maybe we started out with the high-priced commercials ...read more
Contributed on Mar 16, 2013
Jesus had to die because He was fulfilling the covenant promise made to our father in faith, Abraham.
Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion 2013 One of the great questions Christians ask, once they understand the true horror of Jesus’s death on the cross, is “why did Jesus have to die?” Yes, God so loved the world that He gave His only-begotten Son, but why such a gruesome ...read more