Center for Cross-Cultural Catholic Evangelization
Brothers and Sisters, first a greeting and blessing to you all on this first day of Advent! As I reflected on today’s readings, I was drawn to this verse: Turn Thine Eyes Look up oh busy one from thy toil, Pressed by many tasks as thy burn much midnight oil. Racing from deadline to deadline;…Read More
Today is the last day in the Church’s calendar. Looking at the Scripture readings and how they are arranged, we might say that today (the last day of the year according to the church’s calendar) is like the last day, hence the call to “beware” so as not to be taken unaware. What if today…Read More
I reflect on the biblical prophecy of the beast and its relevance in today’s society, highlighting the various forms it takes. A concerned person shared with me some terrible news about a new ideology that has crept into his organization. It was anything but decent. He explained: They use the holy name in a lurid…Read More
God’s Call to Israel: The two readings today speak together in a rich interweaving of theology, the early history of Christianity, and salvation. Paul starts us off in the tenth chapter of his master work letter to the Christian community in Rome. He lays out the necessary conditions for salvation: “If you confesswith your lips…Read More
The Feast of Belshazzar by Rembrandt1 Daniel answered the king:“You may keep your gifts, or give your presents to someone else;but the writing I will read for you, O king,You have rebelled against the Lord of heaven.You had the vessels of his temple brought before you,so that you and your nobles, your wives and your…Read More
I dreamed I knew where I was going And I chose the right person to follow. And everyone I saw looked up from their own version of reality And said, “I want more than this.” I dreamed someone told me, “The time has come,” And it had. And that the wars were over And they…Read More
The act of giving has been an important part of religious and cultural practices throughout history and continues to be so today. Whether it’s a small monetary donation or a selfless act of kindness, giving has the power to make a significant difference in the world and in the lives of those around us. Today‘s…Read More
Are you a sheep or a goat? Opt to be a sheep and strive to enter through the narrow gate! Today we celebrate the Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe. This feast was instituted by Pope Pius XI in 1925 to celebrate the Jubilee Year and the 16th centenary of the…Read More
The most significant and most inspiring aspect of the Christian religion is its doctrine of life after death. It gives a sense of tranquility and orientation to the present life. Without such belief, one can hardly cope with the disappointing experiences of the present life. While Christianity inherited the belief in the resurrection from Judaism,…Read More
Martyrdom is often referred to as a strictly Christian concept, but in the books of Maccabees we hear of countless martyrs: men and women who would rather let their lives be taken than betray their faith in God. The first few chapters of 1 Maccabees describe horrendous martyrdoms and desecrations of the temple in Jerusalem…Read More
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I waited patiently for the Lord; he inclined to me and heard my cry. He drew me up from the desolate pit, out of the miry bog, and set my feet upon a rock, making my steps secure. He put a new song in my mouth, a song of praise to our God—Psalm 40:1-3