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Corpus Christi homily by Pope Francis

Below is the Vatican provided translation of Pope Francis’ homily for the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ (“Corpus Christi”) given May 29 in the square in front of the Basilica of St. John Lateran in Rome. *** «Do this in remembrance of me» (1 Cor 11:24-25). Twice the Apostle Paul, writing […]

On the eve of Ordination

What an incredible experience we had last weekend at Father Gregory’s ordination and first Mass of Thanksgiving. Congratulations, Fr. Gregory!! Any priest who attends an ordination remembers his own, and especially if it’s been ten years. So, with all this in mind, and especially on the Feast of the Most Holy Body and Blood of […]

Spend your ordinary life with Him

Liturgically, we have returned to Ordinary Time. Most of the liturgical year is spent in ordinary time which means that most of our time spent with the Lord in life is in ordinary, daily life. The Church gives us back-to-back solemnities on these Sundays in Ordinary Time: Most Holy Trinity (today) and Most Holy Body […]

Are you living out your Confirmation?

Are you living out your mission? Are you living out your Confirmation?  When I was in seminary, I met a young woman who was studying at a Lutheran Bible college. We talked about Christ, faith, and Scripture on many occasions. One time, we were discussing the sacraments. She asked me a question that I have […]

Ascension — Lift up your hearts

Happy Mothers Day! Ascension Mary / Assumption Raised up / lifted up Mothers Christ Into glory Came to earth to take us to heaven Salvation Colossians 3:1-2 Hearts on things above Heaven transcends earth Holy Mass Lord’s Prayer: 1 Tim 2:8           Lift up holy hands in prayer http://media.blubrry.com/assumptiondc/p/content.blubrry.com/assumptiondc/Homily_Ascension_2016.MP3Podcast: Play in new window | Download

Bless the mothers

Happy Mother’s Day to all of our mothers, grandmothers, and godmothers! Without our mothers and fathers, we wouldn’t be here. Motherhood is the most important work in the world. It’s not just because mothers give us life; it’s because they give us love. Without our mothers, we wouldn’t have life or be the people we […]

How do people live without faith?

Do not let your hearts be troubled or afraid.” The wedding I officiated last weekend was a beautiful experience. It was in San Luis Obispo, California, which is halfway between Los Angeles and San Francisco. It is gorgeous! The young bride and groom are good, fun, and generous Catholics who did it just about all […]