15th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year A IS 55:1-10 / Ps 65: 10, 11, 12-13, 14 / Rom 8: 18 – 23 / Mt 13: 1-9 My dad loves to grow Orchids. I am grateful that he goes through all of the hard work and spends the time needed to grow these beautiful… Continue reading 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time 2014
14th Sunday in Ordinary Time Zec 9:9-10 / PS 124:1-2, 8-9, 10-11, 13-14 / Rom 8:9, 11-13 / MT 11:25-30 In today’s Gospel from St Matthew we hear, Jesus say, “Come to me, all you who labor and are burdened, and I will give you rest. … For my yoke is easy, and my… Continue reading 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time 2014
Sunday June 23, 2014: Solemnity of Corpus Christi St. Joseph Parish Cottleville, Missouri, U.S.A. Dt 8:2-3, 14B-16A / PS 147:12-13, 14-15, 19-20 / 1 Cor 10:16-17 / JN 6:51-58 Do you take Jesus at His word? Do you believe the Bible to be true? Jesus tells us in today’s Gospel that we must… Continue reading Solemnity of Corpus Christi 2014
Sunday June 15, 2014: Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity Year A St. Joseph Parish Cottleville, Missouri, U.S.A. Ex 34:4B-6, 8-9 / DN 3:52, 53, 54, 55, 56 / 2 Cor 13:11-13, / JN 3:16-18 I want to begin by wishing a happy father’s day to all of the fathers, those present here and those… Continue reading Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity 2014
Sunday June 8, 2014: Pentecost Sunday Year A St. Jospeh Parish Cottleville, Missouri, U.S.A. Acts 2:1-11 / PS 104:1,24,29-30,31,34 / 1 Cor 12:3B-7, 12-13 / JN 20:19-23 Today the Church celebrates the great feast of Pentecost. We celebrate that great day when, after Christ ascended to the right hand of the the Father,… Continue reading Solemnity of Pentecost 2014
Sunday May 11th: Sunday of the Fourth Week of Easter Year A St. Elizabeth Mother of John the Baptist Parish St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.A. Acts 2: 14A,36-41: PS 23:1-2A,3B-4, 5, 6: 1 Pt 2:20B-25: Jn 10:1-10. When people hear that I have 5 brothers and 5 sisters they often tell me that my mom… Continue reading Mothers Day 2014
Most Catholics, following the teaching of the Catechism of the Catholic Churchaccept that hell exists. Yet some Catholics hold that while hell exists it could very well be the case that no human beings will end up in hell. While the Church never condemns anyone to hell or definitively teaches that anyone is in hell,… Continue reading Is Hell Populated?