Christ Our King

Today we celebrate the Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe, the crown of the Catholic liturgical year. The Solemnity – instituted fairly lately – by Pope Pius XI in 1925, anticipates the season of Advent, where we as a church begin our yearly journey anew, preparing our hearts through the apocalyptic…

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Family Ties?

Jesus’s words to us in today’s short Gospel are rather startling, as they must have been to the throng gathered around the Master that day. Jesus had been travelling from town to town, proclaiming the Good News of the kingdom of God. Earlier in chapter eight, Luke tells us that the Twelve were with Him,…

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Clear the Ground

My boss told me about the time she was getting ready to move into their brand-new home. On a pre-move visit, they discovered that the sod was soon to be laid for the front lawn. However, there was significant construction debris – broken brick, bits of concrete, stones of varying sizes, including one very large…

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