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Experiencing the Possibility of the Impossible: A Reflection for the fourth Sunday of Advent, Year C. ...read more
On the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Fr. Matt Gworek reflects on the lessons we can learn from St. Juan Diego as we prepare for Christmas. ...read more
Third Sunday of Advent, Year C – December 16th, 2018 Advent, far from being a penitential time, is a time of rejoicing. Christians proclaim that the Messiah has indeed come and that God’s reign is at hand. During these days we are invited to quietly prepare our hearts and our lives for the coming of ...read more
I don’t want to overstep, but I highly doubt you were immaculately conceived. I know I wasn’t. But that doesn’t mean that we can’t try to be prepared like Mary was. ...read more
What does Advent have to do with the Three Little Pigs? Read this blog to find out! ...read more
Second Sunday of Advent, Year C – December 9th, 2018 In today’s Gospel text (Luke 3:1-6), the evangelist who is called the scriba manuetidinis Christi (“scribe of the gentleness of Christ”) by Dante Alighieri presents the call of John the Baptist in the form of an Old Testament prophetic call (Luke 3:2) and extends the ...read more
First Sunday of Advent, Year C – December 2nd, 2018 Every now and then when the world seems to be falling apart and problems appear to be insurmountable, I recall with gratitude the heroes of the Velvet Revolution who helped to bring down the reign of Communism in November and December of 1989. I cherish ...read more
Solemnity of Christ the King, Year B – Sunday, November 25th, 2018 The liturgical year ends with the Solemnity of Christ the King. In John’s poignant trial scene of Pilate and Jesus (18:33-37), we see a great contrast between power and powerlessness. In coming to the Romans to ensure that Jesus would be crucified, the ...read more
Read this reflection from Fr. Thomas Rosica, CSB, on the Gospel reading about the end times, for the 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time. ...read more
Two stories of remarkable widows force us to reexamine our understanding of the poor and poverty, and to look at our own ways of being generous with others. ...read more