The Law of Love

In today’s gospel we hear the call to live the law of love. Jesus said to the eleven disciples, “I give you a new commandment, love one another.” This call resonates in our hearts. Many times I remind people of our constant need to study our faith by asking if they...

Mother’s Day

In preparation for our liturgical celebration of Easter and its interaction with the secular holiday of Mother’s Day, I ran across the following article. I share a portion of it with you to help you to understand the pastoral complexities we face today: “The question...

The Blessing of the Paschal Sacrifice

Our friend, Doctor Anthony Lilles, offers this reflection on the beauty of Easter. He demonstrates how death, as we saw on Good Friday, leads to the powerful transformation of Easter. The reflection inspired my soul and I share it with you in hopes that it will...

The Office of Bishop

Archbishop Aquila will visit our parish today to confer the Sacrament of Confirmation and offer First Holy Communion. His visit fills us with joy as our chief shepherd comes to his parish! The occasion allows us to reflect on why we should honor the person of the...

Alleluia! He is Risen!

What are celebrating today? I propose that the best response is “Jesus is risen” since it proclaims faith in the present tense. Notice that the historical setting could say “Jesus rose” in contrast to “He is risen.” The Easter experience is not merely remembering...

The Nature of Education

Dr. Theresa Farnan makes the following observations: America’s schools are failing — both the left and the right know this. The expiration date is long past on the left’s stale “solutions” to America’s crisis in education. They’ve had their turn; it’s time for parents...