Mother Teresa, and the cost and glory of following Christ

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23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C: Sept. 4, 2016
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Not a threat: Christ enables us to share in his kingship

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Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe, Year B:
Nov. 22, 2015

Dan 7:13-14; Ps 93; Rev 1:5-8; John 18:33-37

In our Gospel reading, Pontius Pilate had a question for Jesus: “Are you the King of the Jews?”

It is the morning of Good Friday, and the Jewish leaders in Jerusalem have brought Jesus to Pilate, the Roman governor, with the accusation that Jesus has claimed this title of king for himself. To Pilate, anyone who calls himself a king is fighting against the Roman government: declaring that he has rightful authority and not them, that others need to follow him and not them. In Pilate’s ears, the word “king” means a subversive rebel leader who must be stopped immediately. And Pilate asks: “Is that what you are? A king?” (more…)

The manger, the cross, and the martyr

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Feast of St. Stephen, the First Martyr: Dec. 26, 2014
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Las tribulaciones de esta vida, en la cronología de la Resurrección

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V Domingo de Pascua, Año C: 28 Abril 2013
Hch 14, 21-27; Sal 144; Ap 21, 1-5; Jn 13, 31-35

Hace cuatro semanas, en el domingo de Pascua, celebramos la resurrección de nuestro Señor Jesucristo de entre los muertos. Porque, después de su pasión y crucifixión y muerte y sepultura, al tercer día resucitó de entre los muertos, gloriosamente vivo, su cuerpo transformado. Ese fue el principio de la Resurrección, porque el Señor Jesús fue las primicias de ella—el principio de la cronología de la Resurrección.

Y hoy, en el quinto domingo de Pascua, vemos una visión del cumplimiento de esa cronología. (more…)

The hardships of this life, within the timeline of the Resurrection

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5th Sunday of Easter, Year C: April 28, 2013
Acts 14:21-27; Ps 145; Rev 21:1-5; John 13:31-35

Four weeks ago, on Easter Sunday, we celebrated the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ from the dead. For, after his passion and crucifixion and death and burial, on the third day he was raised from the dead, gloriously alive, his body transformed. That was the beginning: for our Lord Jesus was the firstfruits of the Resurrection.

And today, on the 5th Sunday of Easter, we catch a glimpse of the fulfillment of the Resurrection. (more…)

Advent Day of Recollection

In these talks from a Day of Recollection, Father Dan takes John the Baptist as model and guide for us in preparing for the coming of Christ. “Prepare the way of the Lord, make straight his paths!”

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1: Called and Prepared (20:28)
2: Friend of the Bridegroom (20:53)
3: Preacher of Repentance (26:01)
4: Faithful to the End (21:34)
5: A Light to the Nations (10:12)