24th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year A

     I don’t know about you, but today’s Gospel poses a challenge for me. Jesus’ call to forgive is clear, but those of us who have been seriously hurt by someone know how hard it is to actually forgive them. Yet the more I think about it, the more I begin to realize true forgiveness… Continue reading 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year A

23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time Year A

          Today’s Gospel is part three of a four part series from the Gospel of Matthew where Jesus teaches us how to be a Christian. St. Matthews series on how to live the Catholic life began two weeks ago we he challenged us to ask ourselves if we truly believed that Jesus was the… Continue reading 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time Year A

21st Sunday in Ordinary Time Year A

          In today’s Gospel, Jesus asks each of us the most fundamental question of our faith. He asks us “who do you say that I am.” As Christians, I hope each of us responds like St Peter saying, “you are the Christ, the Son of the living God.” But have you ever stopped to… Continue reading 21st Sunday in Ordinary Time Year A

20th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year A

     Do me a favor. Close your eyes, and imagine yourself as the woman in today’s Gospel. Here’s the situation, your daughter is at home tormented by a demon, you have tried everything to heal her and as your hope for a cure is fading you hear that Jesus is passing through your village. While… Continue reading 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year A

19th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year A

     Every spring graduates, are forced to sit at their graduation and listen to someone deliver the big commencement address. While these speeches often put you to sleep, every now and then one stands out for its brilliance. This year Chief Justice Roberts delivered a very unconventional yet insightful commencement address at his son’s high… Continue reading 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year A

Interpreting the Constitution to Uphold the Common Good

     From May 25th to September 17th 1787, the 55 delegates of the Constitutional Convention met to draft what would become the Constitution of the United States. When the Constitution of the United States took effect on March 4, 1779, it became the supreme law of the land. For the past 238 years, the Constitution… Continue reading Interpreting the Constitution to Uphold the Common Good