Jesus is the real Judge, and we and the World are on trial. Before His just judgement we all stand guilty and condemned. Jesus then accepts a sentence of Death in punishment for us all. What a moment of mercy. What a moment of love. (29 Mar 2013)
Today is the one-year anniversary of the fire at our parish school. It happened the evening of February 21st, 2012, which was Fat Tuesday that year. Here is some local press coverage of the anniversary.
I want to follow my brother’s post about Cardinal Dolan’s presence at the Republican and Democrat national conventions. His presence was important for proclaiming the timeless truths that the Church stands for: the existence of God, the value of human life, the vital importance of the family, and the need for building a just society. [...]
It is best to read those before reading this one, because we need to have a strong foundation for forgiveness. That foundation is the reality of [...]
The Sacrament of Penance is a precious treasure of the Catholic Church, and a good confession teaches more about sin, personal responsibility, mercy, and forgiveness than a hundred homilies. Confession also teaches the priest, and Pope Benedict was quick to point that out in an audience recently for priests and seminarians.
The Pope said, “The [...]
In you haven’t already read Part 1, Why should I forgive?, I recommend taking five minutes to read it before beginning part two.
Jesus began His mission by preaching “Repent, for the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand.” Recognizing that not everything we have done is appropriate for the Kingdom of [...]
In a previous post I talked about family healing, and how the key elements to this healing are accepting the love of God and accepting our parents with all their shortcomings. When their conduct was very hurtful, the healing demands a real process of forgiveness. Forgiveness is difficult to understand and [...]
This Sunday the Church celebrated the feast of the Holy Family. This little family fulfilled perfectly what God intended a family to be from the very beginning, a community on earth that was completely filled with God’s love.
I strongly believe that, of all the things that families do, sharing love is the most important. [...]
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