Monthly Archives: August 2018

What is more important?

Our gospel makes us reflect on what is more important, clean hands or a clean heart. The Scribes and Pharisees accused Jesus' disciples of breaking their ritual traditions; they were concerned with avoiding ritual defilement, some no doubt out of fear of God, and others out of fear of not pleasing other people. Jesus points…
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The Church Is Wounded and We Are the Church

As a priest of the Catholic Church, the Church I proclaim as the Church with Apostolic Succession, the Church founded by Christ and in Christ, I feel in a very deep way, as most of the faithful, anger, shame, sorrow and grief in the face of the sins committed by so many bishops and priests.…
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Eucharist

We continue to reflect on the Eucharist in chapter 6 of the gospel of John. Eucharist means thanksgiving and is the source and summit of the Christian. It is the sacrament in which Christ is really and truly present under the appearances of bread and wine. Other names for the Eucharist are the Holy Communion,…
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Taste and See the Goodness of the Lord!

A couple of weeks ago we had the Children's Rosary Group praying with great devotion to the Blessed Mother for their families, for our parish of Christ the King, for their priests, for each one of us, and for our many other needs. We gathered more than 45 children and many of their parents and…
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