Archive for January, 2016

Homily: Mass for the Epiphany

Sunday, January 3rd, 2016

Cathedral of Saint Matthew the Apostle Washington, D.C. Sunday, January 3, 2016 11:30 a.m. What comes to mind when we celebrate Epiphany is, of course, the star leading the way through the darkness to the infant Jesus and the three wise men, the Magi, following it. The importance of the celebration of Epiphany is the […] [Read more]

Manifesting Christ

Sunday, January 3rd, 2016

For Jesus Christ to have an effect in our lives, he has to be recognized. For him to the recognized he has to be manifested. This truth is at the heart of the celebration of the feast of Epiphany, which is traditionally observed in the Church Universal on January 6, but which is celebrated liturgically […] [Read more]

Mary, Mother of God, and the World Day of Peace

Friday, January 1st, 2016

Each New Year’s Day, the pope issues a message for the celebration of the World Day of Peace. Fittingly, on January 1, we Catholics also celebrate a holy day of obligation, the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God, who is also the Queen of Peace. Pope Francis notes that his Message for the 2016 World […] [Read more]