Seventy Times Seven

Twenty-Four Sunday-A The first reading on the twenty-fourth Sunday from the book of Sirach is the source for much of this reflection. This book of the Old Testament is not acknowledged by Protestants but is viewed by Catholics and Eastern Orthodox Churches as a reliable and canonical text. The theme of Sirach is an ethical … Continue reading Seventy Times Seven

Only Love Fulfills the Law

Twenty-Third Sunday -A Owe nothing to anyone, except to love one another; for the one who loves another has fulfilled the law.Like Jesus has done so many times, St. Paul addressing the Romans summarizes the Gospel demands into a single but far-reaching commandment of love.  On many occasions, keeping a specific law is far easier … Continue reading Only Love Fulfills the Law

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