The Most Holy Trinity

Today’s readings Today’s feast has us gathered to celebrate one of the greatest mysteries of our faith, the Most Holy Trinity. Today we celebrate our one God in three Persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. You have probably heard me tell one of my favorite stories about Saint Augustine with regard to the Trinity. The… Continue reading The Most Holy Trinity

Friday of the Twenty-second Week of Ordinary Time

Today’s readings: 2 John 4-9; John 13:34-35 [This was Mass for the Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grade school children.] Today we celebrate a Mass in honor of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.  We celebrate Jesus’ Sacred Heard because we always think of love as coming from the heart, and we know that Jesus, our God,… Continue reading Friday of the Twenty-second Week of Ordinary Time

The Exaltation of the Holy Cross

Today’s readings Chicago priest and theologian Robert Barron speaks of what he calls a “beige” Catholicism. This is how he describes the Church during the years following the second Vatican Council. It was a time, he says, when “Christianity’s distinctive qualities and bright colors tended to be muted and its rough edges smoothed, while points… Continue reading The Exaltation of the Holy Cross

CNS STORY: No ‘Yahweh’ in songs, prayers at Catholic Masses, Vatican rules

WASHINGTON (CNS) — In the not-too-distant future, songs such as "You Are Near," "I Will Bless Yahweh" and "Rise, O Yahweh" will no longer be part of the Catholic worship experience in the United States. At the very least, the songs will be edited to remove the word "Yahweh" — a name of God that… Continue reading CNS STORY: No ‘Yahweh’ in songs, prayers at Catholic Masses, Vatican rules

The Most Holy Trinity

Today's readings [display_podcast] What is God like? Today’s celebration of the Most Holy Trinity reminds us of the fact that God loved the world he created so much that he was determined to remain in relationship with it.  “God so loved the world,” the Gospel tells us, “that he gave his only Son, so that… Continue reading The Most Holy Trinity

Saturday of the Twenty-eighth Week of Ordinary Time

Today’s readings “The Lord remembers his covenant forever.” That’s what the Psalmist tells us today. And the worst thing that we can do in our service of the Lord is to despair of that promise. Today’s Gospel speaks to us of the unforgivable sin: blasphemy against the Holy Spirit. “Everyone who speaks a word against… Continue reading Saturday of the Twenty-eighth Week of Ordinary Time