Christ responds to the hope in our hearts

In today’s first reading, Isaiah utters the famous prophecy that the virgin shall conceive and bear a son and name him “God-with-us.”Today’s Gospel, in...

Recognizing The Dark Truth Hidden In the Lights of Christmas

Of all the apostles, perhaps none strikes the dichotomy and complexity of Saint John the Beloved. The "Beloved Apostle" whose feast we celebrate today,...

What happens when our “yes” is imperfect

Just hours before we approach the Crib, God speaks to us a liberating word. God needs my YES – AND --- if it is...

The Apocalyptic Meaning of Advent

Advent is a time of expectation. We saw that reflected clearly in the readings today that included the Visitation, when Elizabeth, and her unborn...

The Immaculate Conception: Undo The Knots in Our Hearts

Today's Feast of the Immaculate Conception is a celebration for everyone, a celebration of God's perfect intention for every human person. Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI...

Experiencing the Refiner’s Fire

If there is one thing that most of us know, it’s that holiness is a lifelong process. It's not like a level in a...

Today, We Meet Two Astounding Mothers

In today's readings leading up to Christmas Day, we capture a glimpse of the poverty and glory of two very important mothers in salvation...

Disney World & The Holy Family

I got lost in Disney World when I was six years old. After riding Space Mountain with my siblings and my dad, I was...

The Ninth Day of Advent: The Most Important Thing

In today’s reading, a man is lowered to Jesus by his friends through roof. This man is paralyzed and his friends believe Jesus can...

The Third Day of Advent: “The Spirit of the Lord Shall...

These words, written by the prophet Isaiah, point to Jesus who, when baptized by John, was confirmed by the Holy Spirit as the Christ...

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