Sacrifice

The Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ 6. THE CRUCIFIXION AND DEATH OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST.


The Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ 6. THE CRUCIFIXION AND DEATH OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST. “On the uppermost part of the Cross the reason for the sentence is written: ‘Jesus of Nazareth King of the Jews’ (Jn 19:19). And all who pass by insult him and jeer at him. ‘If he is the king of Israel, let him come down here and now from the cross’ (Mt 27:42). One of the thieves comes to his defence: ‘This man has done []

GOOD FRIDAY: “IT IS FINISHED (Jn 19:30).”


GOOD FRIDAY: “IT IS FINISHED(Jn 19:30).” “It was now about the sixth hour, and there was darkness over the whole land until the ninth hour, while the sun’s light failed; and the curtain of the temple was torn in two. Then Jesus, crying with a loud voice, said, ‘Father, into thy hands I commit my spirit!’…(Lk 23:44-46)”and said, “‘It is finished’. And bowing his head, he handed over the spirit (Jn 19:30).” “Now it is all over. The work of our Redemption []

JESUS DOES NOT WANT MERE ADMIRERS. HE WANTS ENAMOURED AND FAITHFUL FOLLOWERS.


JESUS DOES NOT WANT MERE ADMIRERS. HE WANTS ENAMOURED AND FAITHFUL FOLLOWERS.   As a recently ordained priest, I came upon an article in a Spanish Catholic magazine, in which the author cited an idea which was engraved in my mind and which I have often used in my preaching. The idea, which he attributed to a German philosopher, is as follows: JESUS DOES NOT WANT MERE ADMIRERS. HE WANTS ENAMOURED AND FAITHFUL FOLLOWERS.   Our Lord Jesus Christ came into the world to []

POPE FRANCIS IN UGANDA “TEACHERS, CATECHISTS: YOURS IS A HOLY WORK!”


POPE FRANCIS IN UGANDA “CATECHISTS: YOURS IS A HOLY WORK!”     Dear friends: Here is a Vatican translation of the address Pope Francis gave on the evening of Nov. 27, 2015, to a meeting of catechists and teachers in Uganda, taken from zenit.org. The meeting was held at the site of the first martyrdoms of the persecutions against the Church in Uganda. The Holy Father mostly followed the prepared text. Some of his off-the-cuff comments are included in brackets. In it, []

An Appeal to All Men & Women of Goodwill


WE WANT PEACE, STOP THE KILLING, IN THE NAME OF GOD, PLEASE!   An appeal to all men and women of goodwill, of any race or religión: With the recent —and past— tragic events of heinous and senseless violence causing numerous deaths and suffering among many people in the world (Beirut, Iraq, Syria, Paris, Nigeria, Kenya, Timor Este, Uganda, New York…and the list goes on), LET US ALL UNITE TO CARRY OUT WHATEVER PEACEFUL MEANS WITHIN OUR REACH: prayer, sacrifices, good works []

THE FINAL JUDGMENT “He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead.”


THE FINAL JUDGMENT “He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead.” With the celebration of the Solemnity of Christ the King this coming Sunday, we are now in the final days before the end of the liturgical year. During the liturgical year, the Church commemorated the events of the History of Salvation while celebrating the mysteries of the life of Our Lord Jesus Christ starting from the preparation for His Coming (ADVENT) to His Birth and Hidden []