Reflecting on Jesus’ parable of the King who sent invitations to a banquet but was turned down by his guests, Fr. Romeo Evangelista reminds us that God invites all freely and risks rejection in so doing. Do we understand that the celebration of the Eucharist is an invitation to God’s party?
It happened again the other day. I had gone to the grocery store after dinner to get flour, yeast, and a couple of other things so I could start baking early the next... Read More
The Catechumen’s Song A still gentle voice rills upon the waves Laughs in the gulls and sparkles in the sand A longing deep and still beyond believing Within hope... Read More
Seeing the Underside and Seeing God: Nadia Bolz-Weber with Krista Tippett at the Wild Goose Festival from On Being on Vimeo. Nadia Bolz-Weber is a Lutheran... Read More
CNN published an unusual story of hope, forgiveness, and mercy “Escobar’s Son Lives with Two Truths”. “I could easily have turned into... Read More
The Holy Year of Mercy can seem a little abstract. Here is a wonderful video with a beautiful adaptation of the Ave Maria. What struck me was the emphasis on recovering... Read More
Today God our Father brings us to the beginning of Lent. We pray that in this time of salvation he will fill us with the Holy Spirit, purify our hearts, and... Read More
As the Church’s New Year began in Advent, in communities around the world, men and women took a huge step into a special journey: a journey that will take them... Read More
Pope Francis celebrated Mass for the Third Worldwide Retreat for Priests on June 12, 2015, the Feast of the Sacred Heart. In his homily for the priests he spoke of... Read More
Papa Francisco celebró la Misa para el Tercer Retiro Mundial de Sacerdotes el 12 de Junio de 2015, la Fiesta del Sagrado Corazón. En su homilía a los sacerdotes les... Read More
Devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus originated as a meditation on the love that Jesus has for humanity. In the 1500s, Jesuits and Franciscans promoted devotion to... Read More
A fundamental theme of Pope Francis’ papacy has been the Church’s call to missionary activity. This activity is not simply the call of a few who will travel... Read More
What does “Metanoia” Mean? “Be transformed by the renewal of your mind, so that you may judge what is God’s will, what is good, acceptable and... Read More
January 19, 2105 is the Martin Luther King holiday in the United States. The first reading of the day in lectionary is Hebrews 5: 1-10. Christ’s adherence to the will of the Father has led Him on a path of suffering, death and glorification. Dr, King took this path of God’s will to which we are all called.