Archive for January, 2017

Eternal Life and the Necessity of Baptismal Grace

Tuesday, January 10th, 2017

The baptism of Jesus, where the Lord entered into and sanctified the waters, points to our own. Of course, the Son of God did not need to be baptized to have life in heaven, but we human beings do need the grace of baptism to gain this eternal life. Christ himself tells us of the […] [Read more]

The Trinity Dome and Sharing in the Divine Life of God

Monday, January 9th, 2017

As the people of God we continue to reflect on the great gift of Christmas – that the Lord so loved the world that he sent his only begotten Son to become one of us so that we might share in his divinity. To believe this in a way that transforms our lives can be […] [Read more]

Manifesting the Kingdom in the World Today

Sunday, January 8th, 2017

The feast of Epiphany commemorates the public revelation that Jesus had come as Savior not only to certain chosen people, namely the Jews, but to all the nations of the earth.  As the magi we hear about in Matthew’s Gospel responded to the rising of a new star, which they saw as a sign of […] [Read more]

Statement on Fort Lauderdale Shooting

Friday, January 6th, 2017

Today, hearing the news of a mass shooting at the Fort Lauderdale airport, our nation once again grieves the tragic deaths of several innocent people and more wounded. For those who lost their lives, we offer up our prayers that the God of all compassion grant them eternal rest, light and peace. May the Lord […] [Read more]

Meeting Challenges with Nonviolence and Charity

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017

For the 50th World Day of Peace observed on January 1, the Church reflected on the theme of “Nonviolence: a Style of Politics for Peace.” As we here in this nation and around the globe face multiple challenges of social unrest, and as new government officials take office, this invitation to address disputes with nonviolence […] [Read more]

Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God

Sunday, January 1st, 2017

As people around the world make resolutions for the future and for new beginnings on this New Year’s Day, which is also the octave day of Christmas, it is fitting that the Church lifts up for us the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Holy Mother of God. Celebrating this solemnity on this first day of the […] [Read more]