The Resurrection Community

Christ is Risen! Alleluia! We are an Easter people who live in the light of Christ’s Resurrection. While it is essential that we enter into His Passion, we must never forget that the story continues past the cross and through…

Where Did the Bible Come From? Part 3

Some people oversimplify the truth by becoming fundamentalists. This means that they read every part of the Bible as literally true in all parts. This is straightforward and simple to understand. But this ignores all of the important contexts. Have…

Where did the Bible Come From? Part 2

It is important to understand that we do not mean that the Bible was dictated by God, as if the human author had no control or influence. Inspiration does not mean some kind of divine version of demonic possession where…

Where Did the Bible Come From? Part 1

Where did the Bible come from? The Bible is God’s Word written down in human language, so it is absolutely correct to say that the Bible comes from God. But the Bible did not magically drop out of the sky…

Immaculee Ilibagiza and Forgiveness

Pope Francis writes, “Mercy has two aspects. It involves giving… but it also includes forgiveness and understanding.” More than just acts of charity, mercy is an act where we forgive others. This is something that all Christians must do. “We…

Reflections on Bl. Miguel Pro

Miguel Agustin Pro was born in Guadalupe, Mexico on January 13, 1891. His family was devoutly Catholic with a strong devotion to the Blessed Mother. Once when he was four years old, Miguel became fatally ill. His father brought him…

No Room At The Inn

Like many of you, I notice how packed the pews become during Christmas mass. It is wonderful having large crowds gather to celebrate the birth of Our Lord. And yet there is a sadness that many of the people who…

Reflections on The Imitation of Christ

The Imitation of Christ is a spiritual classic. It is also one of the most read and influential spiritual books in the history of Christianity. Year after year I would attempt to sit down and read through this book. However,…

The Five Levitical Sacrifices and Christianity

I sometimes ask my students if they have tried to read the Bible all the way through. Some hands go up. When I ask them how far they get, most say that they stop somewhere in the third book: Leviticus….

Synod on Synodality: Final Document – First Impressions

Yesterday, the Synod on Synodality released their final document. I have read what they have released and will share with you my takeaways. I am sure someone more learned can do a more thorough breakdown, but this will have to…