26th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Fr. Francis)

26th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Fr. Francis) How we admire the obedience a dog shows to its master! Archibald Rutledge, the American storyteller wrote that one day he met a man whose dog had just been killed in a forest fire. Heartbroken, the man explained to Rutledge...

25th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Fr. Francis)

25th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Fr. Francis) It’s judgment day, and everyone is lined up in the clouds waiting at the pearly gates. Everyone in line is watching as Peter stands as gatekeeper, admitting some and denying entry to others. Some of those waiting in...

24th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Fr. Francis)

24th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Fr. Francis) In the Gospel of the 24th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Jesus tells us of the need to forgive our brothers and sisters. It is not easy to forgive. There are some offences and insults that go on hurting us. Some say, “I forgive,...

23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time (Fr. Francis)

23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time (Fr. Francis) A brief story from the book titled: “The Little, Brown Book of Anecdotes” (p. 28), edited by Clifton Fadiman goes thus. A Roman nobleman died, leaving enormous debts that he had successfully concealed during his lifetime....

22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time (Fr. Francis)

22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time (Fr. Francis) There was once a woman whose happiness was shattered by the loss of her brother. He was a good man, dearly loved, and she was torn by anguish. And she kept asking God why: “Why him, why me, why?” But hearing only silence, she...