1st Sunday of Advent (Fr. Francis)

Today we begin our yearly pilgrimage through the events of our history of salvation starting with the preparation for the birthday celebration of Jesus and ending with the reflection on his glorious “second coming” as judge at the end of the world. We are entering the...

Christ The King (Fr. Francis)

The Catholic Church has a code of law called the Code of Canon Law, which is the oldest currently functioning legal system in the world. You can find the whole Code of Canon Law in one large volume, and at the end of that volume you’ll find Canon 1752, which tells us...

33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time (Fr. Francis)

Yesterday, while walking down to the bus station, I was thinking about the picture painted by the readings of this Sunday. And suddenly the image of those trees above caught my attention which made me to take a quick shot of them. Evidently the leaves are drying up...

32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time (Fr. Francis)

Living and Dying for Heaven“You accursed fiend, you are depriving us of this present life, but the King of the world will raise us up to live again forever. It is for his laws that we are dying.”— 2 Maccabees 7:9The Old Testament is filled with examples of fidelity to...

31st Sunday in Ordinary Time (Fr. Francis)

This Sunday we are once more presented with a tax collector receiving the mercy of God. Last week you might remember we had the parable of the tax collector and the Pharisee in the Temple. This one is that short man named Zacchaeus.In the New Testament, tax collectors...