Category Archives: From Our Parochial Vicar

Metanoia

An integral part of Luke’s Gospel message is the need for conversion: metanoia, that is, a change of mind to a way of thinking and acting that is divine. The text of this Sunday’s liturgy presents us with this theme. The passage is part of Luke’s presentation of John the Baptist’s preaching in preparation for…
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We begin the advent season

We begin the Advent season--a time of preparation for Christmas, the first coming of God into the world, and also a time for preparation for Christ’s second coming at the end of time. The human being, unlike animals, lives in hope; we cannot live without hope, without something to live for; there should be a…
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Love God And Your Neighbor

At first, it was not clear what the love of neighbor entailed. There was an evolution in three stages in the history of the people of God. 1st Stage: “Neighbor” is kindred of the same race. The Old Testament already taught the obligation to “Love your neighbor as yourself!” In those long distant days, the…
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What should I do to go to heaven?

In our gospel, several persons seek Jesus to ask for advice: the rich young man, the disciples, and Peter. They all have preoccupations: the rich man: “What should I do to go to heaven?” the disciples: “Lord, who can be saved?” and Peter: “Jesus, we have left everything to follow you, what about us?” Jesus…
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