Daily Reflections

Modern Day Disciples

By Arlene Braganza / January 26, 2022 /

Proclaim God’s marvelous deeds to all the nations! That is today’s responsorial psalm. How many of us actually do that? Most of the time, we’re imploring God to hear and answer our petitions and grant us all our requests. Sometimes we remember to thank God for answering prayers, and sometimes…

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The Call to Look Beyond

By Fr. Luke Ijezie / January 25, 2022 /

Today, the Church celebrates the conversion of St. Paul, the great missionary to the nations. Paul’s conversion experience helps us to understand what conversion is all about. It is an experience of reversal in thinking and mentality. Ordinarily, Paul cannot be said to have been an unbeliever before his conversion.…

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Faithfulness and Mercy

By Nicole Buchholz / January 24, 2022 /

The readings from Samuel have been leading up to the moment of David becoming king of Israel and Judah, uniting the kingdoms. All that work always seems excessive for such a short period of unity. In the words of the responsorial psalm, God says of King David: “My faithfulness and…

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Sunday of the Word of God

By Fr. Cyriacus Uzochukwu / January 23, 2022 /

Every third Sunday of the Ordinary Time of the Year, has been designated by Pope Francis, as the Sunday of the Word of God. And we have the readings describe the ministry of the reader and the priest in every liturgical assembly – especially on Sundays – in our different…

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Advocate for the Unborn

By Brett and Taylor Akins / January 22, 2022 /

As you may know already, January 22nd is the Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children. Today’s readings really hit home for me, as my wife and I have very a special soul of ours in Heaven due to a miscarriage. Our precious Zelie, who we named…

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Having and Living Faith

By Fr. Marcelo Javier Navarro Muñoz, IVE / January 21, 2022 /

Articles of Faith Thomas Aquinas is rather known for his intellectual approach to theological topics. However, in his catechetical works such as the Commentary to the Apostles’ Creed, he explains the articles of faith with the simplicity of a true believer and with the devotion of a small child. Here…

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Jesus Is with Us

By Kelly Vardakas / January 20, 2022 /

Drawing In In today’s gospel we read about the crowds who were following Jesus. They were reaching out to touch him. They were pressing in on Him. Can you imagine the multitudes being so overwhelming that Jesus had to get in a boat so that He would not be crushed?…

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Deliver Us From Evil

By D'Souza Family / January 19, 2022 /

Our lives follow a steady rhythm of good times and bad times – when was the last time you recall an unbroken, continuing, unending stretch of peace and unmitigated happiness? Reality quickly shows us that such utopian bliss will never be our lot on this side of the vale. God…

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Be On Your Way

By Fr. John Bosco Obiako / January 18, 2022 /

In life there are often various moments of helplessness, which induce states of suffering and discomfort. When confronted, in particular, with grief and death, everything becomes more difficult to deal with and, often, to overcome and understand. Loss and Grief When the death of a significant person to us occurs…

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Childlike Obedience to Love

By Dr. Tina Facca-Miess / January 17, 2022 /

In today’s challenging times, we often feel compelled to act. We want to do something, anything in response to very strange new social requirements. First, we might discuss the latest off-center news with friends who think as we do. Although, it is hardly a discussion. It is usually a quick…

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