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4th Sunday of Lent A 2023

Are you a “hot mess”? Do you know someone who is a “hot mess”? We use the term “hot mess” to describe someone or something that is...

St. Patrick's Day 2023

Today, we celebrate the life of St. Patrick, who is known for bringing Christianity to Ireland. And when we think of St. Patrick, we...

3rd Sunday of Lent A 2023

The great theologian and philosopher, St. Thomas Aquinas, once told a story of a man who spent his entire life searching for a very...

2nd Sunday of Lent A 2023

It all started with a Post-it note and it was perched in a prominent spot above Katherine May’s desk. Katherine May is an author who...

First Sunday of Lent A 2023

This week we begin the season of Lent, a time of spiritual renewal and preparation for the great celebration of Easter. In today's...

Ash Wednesday 2023

Shortly after midnight this past Monday a fire destroyed the oldest Black church in Oakland, California - The First African Episcopal...

7th Sunday in Ordinary Time C 2023

But I say to you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, that you may be children of your heavenly Father. One day a...

6th Sunday in Ordinary time A 2023

On one Saturday afternoon a man went to church to go to confession. “Bless me, Father, for I have sinned,” he said, “It’s been a year...

Feast of St. Jospehine Bakhita

St. Josephine Bakhita was a Sudanese slave who was freed in Italy and became a Canossian Sister. She is known for her charisma and deep...

5th Sunday in Ordinary Time A 2023

To prepare for my homily this week I did some research on the benefits and hazards of salt. This is what I found out. Salt is essential...

4th Sunday of Ordinary Time A

Church of the Beatitudes on the Mount of Beatitudes in Israel. Photo taken while Fr. Chris was on pilgrimage to the Holy Land November...

The Clericalism Heresy

As the Catholic Church continues to grapple with the issue of priestly clericalism, it's essential to remember the words of Pope Francis,...

Feast of the Conversion of St. Paul

Dear brothers and sisters in Christ, today we celebrate the feast of the Conversion of St. Paul. Through the readings from Acts 22:3-16...

3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time A

In this weekend’s gospel (Matthew 4:12-23) Jesus calls his first disciples, Simon and Andrew, James and John, to leave their old way of...

2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Have you ever been in that uncomfortable and awkward situation where you’re in a group of pe and you’re the only Catholic there. The...

Friday of the First Week in Ordinary Time

Today, we are going to talk about friendship and how it can help us in our daily lives, especially when it comes to our relationship with...

The Baptism of the Lord

Today we celebrate the feast of the baptism of our Lord Jesus Christ. As we read in the Gospel of Matthew, when Jesus was baptized, a...

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