"Everyone who belongs to the Truth hears my voice…" (John 18:37)

Tag: Birth of Jesus

Maranatha, Our Lord Comes!

During Advent, our hearts and minds turn to the celebration of the Birth of our Lord. We reflect on His coming – the moment that Jesus was made incarnate in the womb of His Blessed Mother Mary – and we consider the place He wants to have in each of our lives. Even before Jesus’… Read More ›

Waiting for the Real (Presents) Presence

“It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas.” For many of us, those familiar words conjure up nostalgic memories of Christmases long past: images of blazing fireplaces, the aroma of roasting turkey, joy, laughter, and lots of hot chocolate. But this year our weather has been unseasonably warm, and Jack Frost hasn’t exactly been nipping… Read More ›

Pondering Mary’s Perpetual Virginity

I still remember the moment when I first “heard” the Church’s teaching on Mary’s perpetual virginity. I was at Mass one day, and we were praying the Confiteor, the prayer that begins with the words “I confess.” Perhaps you are also familiar with it: “I confess to almighty God and to you, my brothers and… Read More ›

A Red-Nosed Reindeer and the Gospel: A Christmas Message from Bishop Frederick Henry

  The Church’s Christmas liturgy presents the birth of Jesus, the Saviour, as the light which pierces and dispels the deepest darkness. Over the centuries “Christmas” has become a comprehensive word. It includes religious traditions which celebrate the mystery of God’s coming to live among human creatures: “Do not be afraid; for see – I… Read More ›

Merry Christmas, EVERYONE!!!

Christmas means different things to different people. For Catholics and Christians, the meaning of Christmas centers around the celebration of the birth of Our Lord Jesus Christ. But for people of other faiths (and those who do not profess any faith at all), Christmas is still a reason to celebrate. After all, it’s a national… Read More ›

“St. Jerome in Bethlehem” – Homily by Fr. Jerome

“…and the Word was made flesh and dwelt among us.” (John 1:14) Some two thousand years ago, heaven kissed earth and gave rise to the Prince of Truth. In that little town of Bethlehem, He whose power and creative hands brought into being planets and stars, on that fateful night, he lay beneath a blanket… Read More ›

The Solemnity of St. Joseph – March 19th

(Matthew 1:16, 18-21, 24) No story of the Blessed Virgin Mary would be complete without taking time to reflect on the life of her husband, St. Joseph.  This is not an easy task, for we know very little about him.  We know that he was the son of Jacob and a member of the House… Read More ›