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...

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

My Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Today the Church is celebrating the Solemnity of the birth of John the Baptist. This is no doubt a special celebration and that is why the Church could still celebrate it on a Sunday. John the Baptist occupies a very expedient...

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...

11th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Fr. Vinner)

My Brothers and Sisters in Christ Jesus uses the image of the kingdom of God as likened to the sowing of seeds. The first reading from Ezekiel also uses the analogy of God planting a tender shoot that shall “put forth branches and bear fruit”. Finally in Paul’s letter...

10th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Fr. Vinner)

My Sisters and Brothers in the Lord, These are strong readings today!  Sin comes into the world by not listening to God but listening to another.  Sin creates conflict in the world and it will never end until we choose to follow the Lord Jesus.  It is the Lord Jesus...

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...