A great Mystery, revealed! And your response?

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Epiphany of the Lord: January 3, 2016
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Go, tell it! God has acted first, for our transformation.

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The Nativity of the Lord (Christmas): Dec. 25, 2015
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The risen Christ with you on the way

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Easter Sunday of the Resurrection of the Lord
Mass during the Day: April 20, 2014

Acts 10:34, 37-43; Ps 118; 1 Cor 5:6-8; Luke 24:13-35 (more…)

Cristo resucitado contigo en el camino

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Domingo de Pascua: 20 Abril 2014
Misa del Día

Hch 10, 34.37-43; Sal 117; 1 Cor 5, 6-8; Lc 24, 13-35 (more…)

Changed by the Babe in the manger

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The Nativity of the Lord (Christmas): Dec. 25, 2013
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Isa 62:11-12; Ps 97; Tit 3:4-7; Luke 2:15-20

Last night, at Midnight Mass, we heard some of the central events of that first Christmas Night.

  • How the Virgin Mary and St. Joseph had to travel from Nazareth to Bethlehem because of a government census; and there was no room for them in the inn; and so Mary gave birth to Jesus and laid him in a manger.
  • And how, not far from there, some shepherds were keeping the night watch over their flock. And then they were surprised by the appearance of an angel, who declared to them the news: (more…)

Cada paso del camino, por la puerta angosta

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XXI Domingo Ordinario, Año C: 25 Agosto 2013
Is 66, 28-12; Sal 116; Heb 12, 5-7.11-13; Lc 13, 22-30

Tengo buenas noticias y malas noticias. O, más bien, el Señor Jesús nos da buenas noticias y malas noticias, en la lectura del Evangelio de hoy. Empecemos con las buenas noticias.

La buena noticia es que el cielo es real; ¡y será fantástico! Aquí nuestro Señor lo describe como un gran banquete, con buenísima comida y buenísima compañía. Todos los héroes de la fe estarán allí: (more…)

The bucket list and the narrow gate

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21st Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C: Aug. 25, 2013
Isa 66:18-21; Ps 117; Heb 12:5-7, 11-13; Luke 13:22-30

Do you have a bucket list? You know: one of those lists of things that you want to before you die, before you “kick the bucket.” I’ve heard that phrase fairly often since the movie of that same title came out several years ago. And usually the actions on those lists are things that are fun and exciting.

But let me ask you another question: Do you believe in heaven? Do you intend to go to heaven? And if you do, then why have a bucket list?

Is it because you think that heaven is boring, and this earthly life is so much more exciting? (more…)