A Gentle God

Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time: Year A 1 Kings 19:9A, 11-13A Psalm 85:9, 10, 11-12, 13-14 Romans 9:1-5 Matthew 14:22-33   A Gentle God The world of faith contains endless possibilities. For thousands of years, humanity has grappled with faith’s complexity. Even today, countless millions continue to fill our churches, …

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Father John’s Contemplation on The Convocation of Catholic Leaders: The Joy of the Gospel

“Evangelii Gaudium” [The Joy of the Gospel], an apostolic exhortation, written by Pope Francis in 2013, was the subject of discussion for the Convocation of Catholic Leaders in Orlando from July 1 to July 4.  Pope Francis has clearly called all of the Church, lay and clerics alike, to ponder …

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Lord, It Is Good That We Are Here

The Transfiguration of the Lord: Year A Daniel 7:9-10, 13-14 Psalm 97:1-2, 5-6,9 2 Peter 1:16-19 Matthew 17:1-9   Lord, It Is Good That We Are Here Today’s gospel recalls the event of the Transfiguration. We are told something changed in Jesus’ appearance the day in which he ascended the …

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