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Epiphany!

The story of the three kings from the East, bringing gifts to baby Jesus in Bethlehem, is one that we all remember from childhood. Even now it conjures up exotic images…

Lovely Lady

During the first four centuries of the Church, many heresies developed regarding Jesus Christ. Finally, at the Council of Chalcedon in 451 A.D., the bishops, united with the Pope, clarified…

The House of Bread

We are more than familiar with the passage from the Gospel of Luke (2:1-14) proclaimed at Christmas Mass. Thus, it is so easy for us to picture this scene in…

His Vision

Weekly Reflections
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

Weekly Reflections
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

Weekly Reflections
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…