14th Sunday in Ordinary Time

God Wants Friends, not Slaves St Mark makes two puzzling observations in today’s Gospel reading. First, he refers to the “brothers and sisters” of Jesus. How could Jesus have brothers and sisters since Mary remained a perpetual virgin? That question...

Sunday of the Resurrection

In recalling Christ’s Resurrection we are called to a deeper faith. We have spent 40 days – sometimes it seems like 40 long days – preparing for this Sunday of the Resurrection. Why do we expend such spiritual, and sometimes physical and emotional energy,...

Second Sunday of Lent

The Transfiguration ranks prominently among Christ’s miraculous deeds. The showing of his divinity within his humanity anticipates the glorious body of His resurrection and demonstrates the redeemed and glorious body promised to all who remain faithful to Him and who...

Quinquagesima Sunday

  Towards the close of his life, Bl John Henry Newman asked that the epitaph of his grave stone read: Ex umbris et imaginibus ad veritatem – From the shadows and imitations into the truth. His wishes were followed and now  while what remains of his body...

4th Sunday of Advent

  In a few days time we will celebrate the day our Saviour was born; that decisive and unrepeatable event when heaven came to earth. As some of the Fathers of the Church say, heaven was wedded to earth. Nine months ago we celebrated the Annunciation of the Lord,...