Unto us a child is born—but this one is different!

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Children’s Mass homily
The Nativity of the Lord (Christmas): Dec. 24, 2015
Vigil Mass

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Trust in the middle of the storm

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12th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B: June 21, 2015
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De quien recibe nombre toda paternidad

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Santísima Trinidad, Año A: 15 Junio 2014
Ex 34, 4-6.8-9; Dn 3; 2 Cor 13, 11-14; Jn 3, 16-18 (more…)

From whom all fatherhood is named

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Most Holy Trinity, Year A: June 15, 2014
Exod 34:4-6 8-9; Dan 3:52-54, 56; 2 Cor 13:11-13; John 3:16-18 (more…)

Día de la Madre y Primera Comunión: Caminando juntos al Reino Celestial

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VI Domingo de Pascua, Año B: 13 Mayo 2012
Hch 10, 25-26.34-35.44-48; Sal 97; 1 Jn 4, 7-10; Jn 15, 9-17

Hoy oímos que nuestro Señor Jesús nos habla de una familia—de la familia suya, la familia de la Santísima Trinidad. Nos habla de su relación con Dios Padre—una relación que ha existido desde la eternidad, entre Dios Padre y Dios Hijo. Y ¿por qué nos habla de ella? Porque le importa mucho a él, y es necesario saber de ella si queremos saber quién es Jesús y cómo es; pero también porque quiere atraernos hasta entrar en esa relación, hasta compartir en su propia vida divina. (more…)

Mother’s Day and your spiritual jewelry

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6th Sunday of Easter, Year B: May 13, 2012
Acts 10:25-26, 34-35, 44-48; Ps 98; 1 John 4:7-10; John 15:9-17

As I hear these words of our Lord Jesus on this Mother’s Day weekend, I am struck by how closely they parallel the structure and pattern of love within our human families. For he says: “As the Father loves me, so I also love you… as I have kept my Father’s commandments and remain in his love… [so] if you keep my commandments, you will remain in my love.”

Christ is speaking out of his relationship with God the Father: a relationship that has existed from all eternity between these two Divine Persons of the Blessed Trinity. He is telling us about his Father and about their relationship; and he is inviting us to be drawn into that relationship, to share in his own divine life. (more…)