Every child is unplanned — even in natural family planning. Why must this be? Because every person, every child, is fully known only by God in his plan. Only the Creator knows completely who and what this new image of God is. To know someone perfectly as God does is to know that person in his origin and his destiny, the child’s place in the large scheme of reality.
Mark reports that Jesus has come back to his hometown, Nazareth, for the first time since beginning his public ministry.
This weekend is the solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ, previously called Corpus Christi.
Galilee is not only the name of a lake; it is also the name of a region in northern Israel. It is the area where Jesus grew up as a youngster, where he “advanced in wisdom and age and favor before God and man” (Luke 2:52), and where he began his public ministry.
In my young adult years, it was such a joy to attend Mass with a group of friends who all participated in the same Bible study.
On this weekend we celebrate the feast of Pentecost, which marks the last weekend in Easter.
The Lord tells us this Sunday that he is love, and that we are to remain in his love.
The Book of Ecclesiastes is part of the Wisdom Literature of the Old Testament, and it contains a sensible, somewhat obscure, short passage on companionship and cooperation between fellow workers.
I once heard the Paschal Mystery described succinctly as “dying equals rising.”
When I was a teenager, I attended a workshop on prayer.