Birth of St. John the Baptist (Fr. Francis)

Today we are celebrating the Solemnity of the Birth of St. John the Baptist. He was the cousin of Jesus Christ and the son of Zechariah and St. Elizabeth. His father was a priest of the order of Abia whose job in the temple was to burn incense. St. Elizabeth was a...

11th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Fr. Francis)

I read a quotation something about marriage. The title was: Marriage: Before, during and after. That before marriage: he talks, she listens. During honeymoon: she talks, he listens. After honeymoon: they both talk and the neighbors listen. Instead of having a progress...

10th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Fr. Francis)

Today’s readings present three incidents which are often discussed in religious circles.  The first is the way that Adam was caught by God after he sinned.  Adam said that he hid himself because he was naked. Why–why was he embarrassed by his nakedness?  The...

The Most Holy Trinity (Fr. Francis)

The most Holy Trinity: The Feast of the Holy Trinity goes back to 12th. Century England and St. Thomas Becket, Archbishop of Canterbury. Some historians say the great Thomas celebrated a liturgy in honour of the Trinity in his cathedral. So was born the observance. In...