Reflections

Responsible for Proclaiming the Word of God • A Weekly Reflection with Ozanam

Dear friend, we have not faith enough; we are always looking for the re-establishment of religion by political means; we dream of a Constantine who, with one blow and one effort, would bring back the nations to the fold. The fact is we don't really know the history of...

The Pope Video • For the formation of men and women religious, and seminarians

“The Pope Video” series continues! Watch the latest 2-minute installment: For the formation of men and women religious, and seminarians.

Stop – Look – Listen… Rules For Our Roads

Crossing the roads of your life do you “Stop – Look – Listen”?

Indwelling (John 14:21-26)

The Lord Jesus grew up in an agricultural setting, and so it’s no surprise that He draws on images that run through that world.

He means business

Thirty Third Sunday in Ordinary Time (A), November 16, 2014 – Prov 31, 10-13. 19-20. 30-31; 1 Thes 5, 1-6; Mt 25, 14-30 Let us stay alert (1 Thes 5, 6) Jesus keeps urging us, “Do not be afraid.” He does not want our hearts to be troubled or frightened. But without...

“Francis, rebuild my Church”

Dedication of the Lateran Basilica, November 9, 2014 – Ez 47, 1-2. 8-9. 12; 1 Cor 3, 9c-11. 16-17; Jn 2, 13-22 Do you not know that you are the temple of God? (1 Cor 3, 16) Christ loves the Church, handing himself over for her. He cleanses her with the bath of water...

Make your bed

Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed, November 2, 2014 – Lam 3, 17-26; Rom 6, 3-9; Jn 14, 1-6 If we have died with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with him (Rom 6, 8) Whether at death I rest eternally in God or my heart stays restless will depend on...

You can run, but you can’t hide

Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time (A), October 26, 2014 – Ex 22, 20-26; 1 Thes 1, 5c-10; Mt 22, 34-40 Receiving the word in great affliction, with joy from the Holy Spirit (1 Thes 1, 6) It is easy to recite the two inseparable commandments on which the whole law and...

No tank tops or shorts

Twenty Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time (A), October 12, 2014 – Is 25, 6-10a; Phil 4, 12-14. 19-20; Mt 22, 1-14 God will fully supply whatever you need (Phil 4, 19) God invites us to a sumptuous banquet. Do we accept the invitation with respectful gratitude? The banquet...

Second thoughts

Twenty Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time (A), September 28, 2014 – Ez 18, 25-28; Phil 2, 1-11; Mt 21, 28-32 If there is any participation in the Spirit, any compassion and mercy (Phil 2, 1) Just like his Father, Jesus does not wish us sinners to die but to turn back to...

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