This Sunday the Church invites us to embark on a great journey – the journey of the Liturgical Year. When we start the liturgical year, we are setting out to follow in the footsteps of Christ. In the course of the year, the whole of his life and teaching will pass before us. We will […]

So Pilate said to him, “Then you are king?” Jesus answered, “You say I am a king. For this I was born and for this I came into the world, To testify to the truth. Everyone who belongs to the truth listens to my voice.” Jesus says that he has come into the world to […]

In America magazine the editor in chief, Matt Malone S.J., writes a column titled “Of Many Things.” Below are excerpts from a recent column he wrote that I thought speaks to the Year of Mercy that Pope Francis is asking us to enter into. For people of a certain age the name Gov. George C. […]

Flor McCarthy says, “the test of a gift is not what it amounts to in itself, but what its loss means to the giver.” Mother Teresa told a story how one day she was walking down the street when a beggar came up to her and said, “Mother Teresa, everybody is giving to you, I […]

This weekend we celebrate the Feast of All Saints (Nov. 1). Monday we will celebrate All Souls Day. In his reflection in Celebration Biagio Mazza reminds us… These November readings and feasts vividly remind us of the rich reality known as the communion of saints. This belief stresses the strong affirmation that the church is […]

In his reflection on today’s Gospel, Pat Marin makes the following remarks. Today’s Gospel contains what is perhaps the most important question ever posed in the New Testament. Jesus summons the blind man Bartimaeus from the crowd and asks him point-blank, “What do you want me to do for you?” We hear Jesus asking each […]

“You know that those who are recognized as rulers over the Gentiles lord it over them, and their great ones make their authority over them felt. But it shall not be so among you. Rather, whoever wishes to be great among you will be your servant; whoever wishes to be first among you will be […]


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