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

Tag: Messiah

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 ›

“When Our Lord Offends…” – Homily by Fr. Nathan

4th Sunday of OT (Lk 4:21-30) “When Our Lord Offends…”  PDF Version

The Real Jesus

(Matthew 21:1-11) Few people have fallen from public favour so far and so fast as Jesus of Nazareth. One day – the day we now celebrate as Palm Sunday – He entered the city of Jerusalem to the acclaim of throngs of people shouting, “Hosanna to the Son of David! Blessed is he who comes… Read More ›

A Matter of Life and Death

(John 11:1-45) The Jewish Cemetery in Jerusalem is perched on the slopes of the Mount of Olives, overlooking the Kidron Valley and the Temple Mount. For centuries it has been considered the holiest burial place for people of the Jewish faith – the place where the Resurrection will begin when the Messiah comes. Today, it… Read More ›

Fumbling Around in the Dark

(John 9:1-41) Most of us can’t imagine a world without light and, thankfully, we’ll never have to experience such a reality. For light plays an important part in our lives, helping to determine the hours of the day and to regulate the internal clocks of our bodies that tell us when it’s time to sleep… Read More ›

The Lord is Near!

(Matthew 11:2-11) Have you ever wondered whether Jesus is truly the Messiah, the Son of God? If so, you are in good company. In today’s Gospel, St. John the Baptist – the one who prepared the way for Jesus’ coming – sent his disciples to ask Jesus, “Are you really the Messiah? Or should we… Read More ›

Christmas Day- Reflection

 Alleluia!  He is come!  Today we celebrate the birth of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ!  In the Gospel of Luke, we read, “And [Mary] gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger” (Lk 2:7).  We might have expected that the first ones to hear… Read More ›

September 16, 2012

Imagine for a moment that you are walking along a hot and dusty road with Jesus and His disciples.  You are heading for the villages that surround the Roman city of Caesarea Philippi, just 40 kilometers north of the Sea of Galilee.  As the sun beats down on your head, you are longing for a… Read More ›