Archive for June, 2015

Corpus Christi and the Body of Christ Today

Sunday, June 7th, 2015

Recently I celebrated Mass at Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart in Bethesda, and as the older girls walked up to receive Communion, they were accompanied by their younger friends at the school who had not yet had their First Communion. With arms reverently crossed to receive a blessing, these younger girls stood close […] [Read more]

The Lesson of Saint Charles Lwanga and Companions, Martyrs for Christ

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015

Over the last year, I have written often of the plight of persecuted Christians in the Middle East, Africa and Iraq. Christian communities are in danger of being wiped out as Christians are killed or flee with their families to safer lands. Once again in the liturgy of the Church we are reminded that in […] [Read more]

Faithfully Abiding in the Love and Truth of the Lord

Monday, June 1st, 2015

The reading for today from Mark’s Gospel tells us the cautionary and prophetic parable about a landowner, whom we know to be God, planting a vineyard and entrusting it to tenant farmers to produce a harvest. But the tenants were not faithful stewards. Instead, they sought to use the vineyard for their own purposes, even […] [Read more]