4th Sunday of Easter (Fr. Francis)

Today, the fourth Sunday of Easter, is also known as “Good Shepherd” Sunday. Though most of us in the United States are not directly connected with shepherds by trade, we know about them. The Church uses this metaphor when referring to our bishops and other Church...

4th Sunday of Easter (Fr. Vinner)

GOOD SHEPHERD SUNDAY / VOCATIONS SUNDAY My Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Today is known as good shepherd Sunday because, in each year of the liturgical cycle on this 4th Sunday, the gospel is always taken form the 10th chapter of John where Jesus speaks of himself...

3rd Sunday of Easter (Fr. Francis)

Understanding the Bible/Scriptures: The Catholic Church exhorts all the Christian faithful to read the Bible. But it is important how we interpret it. How we interpret the Bible directly affects what we believe about Christ, about the Church, and about our faith in...

Divine Mercy Sunday (Fr. Vinner)

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ Jesus, Today is the day that the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it. Today is Divine Mercy Sunday, the 8th day of the Feast of Easter in which Blessed Pope John Paul II said that we receive the Easter Gift. And what is...

Divine Mercy Sunday (Fr. Francis)

Pope John Paul II established the Sunday after Easter as Divine Mercy Sunday. The Divine Mercy, of course, is the unconditional love of God seen from the point of view of the sinner. It is the fidelity of the love of God. This is the Good News of the Gospel. First of...

Easter Sunday (Fr. Francis)

Dear Sisters and brothers in Christ, Tonight, in this most Solemn Vigil, what St. Augustine of Hippo called “The Mother of All Vigils,” it is not the Dead and Buried Christ who encounters us in Sheol –a place of shadows– but rather the Risen Lord Jesus, who welcomes...