The Yoke of Christ

Fourteen Sunday of Ordinary Time-A "Come to me, all you who labor and are burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me.” Without insulting anyone’s intelligence, a quick review of the terms Jesus uses in today’s Gospel is well in order. “Take my yoke upon you and … Continue reading The Yoke of Christ

The Declaration of Independence Reflects Divine Law

This week our nation celebrates the anniversary of the birth of our country. The holiday calls to mind a time in history when a faithful group of people intuitively knew every person created by God has a right to live in freedom and pursue means of attaining their potential without undue coercion of a government … Continue reading The Declaration of Independence Reflects Divine Law

You are Worth More than Many Sparrows

Twelfth Sunday of Ordinary Time-A For those of us who grew up in America, we have lived a pretty pampered life when it comes to our faith. Sure, we may have some inkling about Christian persecution by recalling the early Christians who were killed by wild beasts in the forums of Rome or those brave … Continue reading You are Worth More than Many Sparrows

Laborers for Christ

Eleventh Sunday of Of Ordinary Time- A “The harvest is abundant, but the laborers are few. ” The well-known phrase from today’s Gospel was as prevalent two thousand years ago as today.  It seems part of human nature is the hesitancy to volunteer. Everywhere you look, from veteran’s associations to churches, the harvest is indeed … Continue reading Laborers for Christ

The Mystery of the Holy Trinity

The Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity One week after celebrating the Feast of Pentecost, the Church honors and worships the Most Holy Trinity.  Faithful people throughout history have tried to understand and contemplate the greatest mystery of existence with little headway—the relationship of the three divine persons in one God, the doctrine of faithContinue reading The Mystery of the Holy Trinity

The Gift of the Holy Spirit

The Feast of Pentecost Today is the annual celebration of the birthday of the Church, which is the Feast of Pentecost. The day the Holy Spirit descended, after Jesus was taken into heaven. The fulfilled promise that Jesus would not leave his disciples orphaned and the assurance of God’s invisible and continuous dwelling with his … Continue reading The Gift of the Holy Spirit

What a Wonderful Place to Be

The Ascension of the Lord The beginning of the Acts of the Apostles: “In the first book, Theopolis, I dealt with all that Jesus did and taught until the day he was taken up, after giving instructions through the Holy Spirit to the apostles whom he had chosen.”  Strangely, the first book, according to Luke, … Continue reading What a Wonderful Place to Be