Weekly Reflections

His Vision

We begin this new liturgical year by embracing the vision that was first revealed through the prophet Isaiah: This is what Isaiah, son of Amoz, saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem. (Isaiah 2:1)…

Christ the King

Our eyes are getting used to the most harrowing images coming out of tormented and/or war-stricken places of this world. Our hearts are getting numb and desensitized before all the horror…

The Fairness of It All

During a 1962 press conference, President John F. Kennedy commented on the plight of American reservists who continued to be held on active duty after the Berlin Crisis had subsided. At one…

Tin Cans

Weekly Reflections
I once shared a meal with a high school principal who noted that he had just given his annual “tin can” speech to a group of female students. His story…

On Heaven

Weekly Reflections
In 1925, a 65-year-old man collapsed and died outside a Catholic church in Dublin, Ireland. Having on him only a prayer book and a rosary, no one knew who he was…

Ascension of Our Lord

Weekly Reflections
The Solemnity of the Ascension of our Lord into heaven forces us to reflect on a reality with which we are totally unfamiliar. We had a beginning, (having been born at…

Jesus: Shepherd or Lamb?

Weekly Reflections
Today’s Gospel passage for the Fourth Sunday of Easter is rather short and, thus, it needs some supporting information to make it adequately relevant to our spiritual life. Jesus introduces…

Fruit We Desire

Weekly Reflections
Tragedies and calamities, due to natural causes or human cruelty, should not be seen by believers as punishment from God but as wakeup calls to be always intent on doing…

100 Years

Weekly Reflections
St. Clement of Rome is in the process of putting together a book to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the church. To help with the costs we are selling ads that…