Monthly Archives: September 2015

Let the Dead Bury their Dead

In today’s gospel passage Jesus says a strange thing when asked by a follower to allow him to bury his father.  The Lord tells this man to “let the dead bury their dead.”  What does this mean?  Shouldn’t we be … Continue reading

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War in Heaven

There are plenty of people who don’t believe in Satan.  They don’t believe in Hell either. Many of them think that the devil and Hell are just made up in order to frighten people from doing the selfish and greedy things … Continue reading

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The Power of Adoption

Praise God for the openness of those who receive children into their families!  Blessed are those who share their love with the Lord’s little ones!   +13

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Called to be Prophets

As we hear in our Old Testament reading for today, the spirit comes to rest upon all of those who desire to know the Lord and share his word with others. In doing so, we accept God’s call. The LORD came … Continue reading

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Width and Length

Sometimes the scriptures can seem puzzling, and the imagery difficult to comprehend. For example, what is the meaning of our first reading from Zechariah?  Without understanding the context that the prophet is referencing we miss the meaning of his interaction with … Continue reading

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Peter

Why did Jesus select Peter to be the leader of his Church?  Because only Peter discerned by following Jesus that he was not merely a holy man or a great preacher but was instead the Christ. Once when Jesus was … Continue reading

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Stigmata

Yes, I know that yesterday was his Memorial, but it he was such an amazing priest I thought we would all benefit from this nice video about Padre Pio.   +3

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