The Divine Bridegroom, revealed!

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2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C: January 17, 2016
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Ready to pay that price, to gain that treasure

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28th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B: Oct. 11, 2015
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Let Jesus make your marriage beautiful

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27th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B: Oct. 4, 2015
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Lavado en el diluvio de la alianza eterna

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I Domingo de Cuaresma, Año B: 22 Febrero 2015 (more…)

La Sagrada Familia y la obediencia de la fe

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La Sagrada Familia, Año B: 28 Diciembre 2014 (more…)

The Holy Family and the obedience of faith

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Holy Family of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph, Year B:
Dec. 28, 2014

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To shine his light in hearts, Christ calls each personally

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3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A: Jan. 26, 2014
Isa 8:23–9:3; Ps 27; 1 Cor 1:10-13, 17; Matt 4:12-13

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Para brillar su luz en corazones, Cristo llama a cada uno

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III Domingo Ordinario, Año A: 26 Enero 2014
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Matrimonio y familia hoy: la crisis, la vocación

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La Sagrada Familia, Año A: 29 Diciembre 2013
Sir 3, 2-6.12-14; Sal 127; Col 3, 12-17; Mt 2, 13-15.19-23 (more…)

Marriage and family today: the crisis, the calling

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Holy Family of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph, Year A:
Dec. 29, 2013
Sir 3:2-6, 12-14; Ps 128; Col 3:12-17; Matt 2:13-15, 19-23

Three years ago, I had the privilege to make a pilgrimage to the Holy Land with a group of other priests. Of course, one of the places we went was Nazareth. There, we visited the large church called the Basilica of the Annunciation—marking the spot where the angel Gabriel visited Mary and invited her to become the Mother of God; where she said yes; and thus the very spot, marked, where the Word was made flesh.

But there on the same property is a smaller church, the Church of St. Joseph. It was there that we celebrated Mass. This church contains artwork not only of St. Joseph himself, but of the Holy Family: (more…)