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

Tag: Resurrection

The Exaltation of the Holy Cross

“May I never boast of anything but the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ!” (Gal 6:14) Catholics celebrate the Exaltation of the Holy Cross each year on September 14th.1 At first glance, this feast might appear somewhat puzzling – akin to presenting the electric chair as something we ought to praise, aspire to, and embrace…. Read More ›

The Easter Vigil for Beginners

The first Easter Vigil I ever attended was in 1986 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in College Station, Texas. That year, a dozen or so men and women entered into full communion with the Church, and thanks be to God, I was one of them. Though I’d spent nearly a year in RCIA1 – in… Read More ›

Easter Message from Pope Francis

‘Urbi et Orbi’ Message of Pope Francis – Easter 2016  Dear Brothers and Sisters, a Happy and Holy Easter! The Church throughout the world echoes the angel’s message to the women: “Do not be afraid! I know that you are looking for Jesus who was crucified. He is not here; for he has been raised…… Read More ›

“Ashes, Ashes, We All Fall Down!” – Homily by Fr. Nathan

Ash Wednesday “Ashes, Ashes, We All Fall Down!”  

The Easter Vigil for Beginners

The first Easter Vigil I ever attended was in 1986 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in College Station, Texas. That year, a dozen or so men and women entered into full communion with the Church, and thanks be to God, I was one of them. Though I’d spent nearly a year in RCIA1 – in… Read More ›

Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary – August 15th

“Truly God is vulnerable in the world, because he is love and love is vulnerable. Yet he holds the future in his hands: It is love, not hatred, that triumphs; it is peace that is victorious in the end. This is the great consolation contained in the dogma of Mary’s assumption body and soul into… Read More ›

The Sea of Galilee

Now when Jesus came into the district of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, “Who do men say that the Son of man is?” … Simon Peter replied, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.” And Jesus answered him, “Blessed are you, Simon Bar-Jona! For flesh and blood has not revealed this… Read More ›

The Tomb of the Lord

    Whenever you go to visit a tomb, your intention is to be in the vicinity of the mortal remains of someone who has passed away. Yet that is what makes the Tomb of the Lord Jesus Christ so very different from any other tomb in the world. You go because you believe He is not… Read More ›

The Upper Room

When the disciples returned to Jerusalem after Jesus’ Ascension, “they went to the upper room, where they were staying, Peter and John and James and Andrew, Philip and Thomas, Bartholomew and Matthew, James the son of Alphaeus and Simon the Zealot and Judas the son of James. All these with one accord devoted themselves to… Read More ›

The Ascension of the Lord

(Matthew 28:16-20) Partings are always tough, especially when you have to say goodbye to someone you love and care for. No matter how much we may tell ourselves that it’s for the best, the departure of someone who has been close to us – who has played a big part in our lives – leaves… Read More ›