Punching People In The Face

Tuesday September 27, 2022

Have you ever wanted to punch someone in the face? Let's be honest; we all have. Even saints. In the Gospel reading today, two of Jesus' disciples ask, “Lord, do you want us to call down fire from heaven to consume them?” (Cf. Luke 9:54).…


Look Towards Heaven

Sunday September 25, 2022

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Mire El Cielo

Saturday September 24, 2022

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All Things Are Vanity!

Thursday September 22, 2022

The original Hebrew word behind the famous phrase, "Vanity of vanities! All things are vanity!" in the Book of Ezekiel is הבל (Havel). It has the sense of vapor and smoke. It means all the powerful things in the world are as fleeting as…


"Yes, You. I Choose You."

Wednesday September 21, 2022

Love baffles me. The mystery of how one chooses another never ceases to amaze poets and artists alike throughout the centuries. Imagine what it takes to say, "Yes, you. I choose you." Me, why me? St. Matthew would have felt utterly…


What Is Your Purpose?

Sunday September 18, 2022

How you answer this question will determine the course of your life. It will help you get up in the morning. It will decide what you do with your precious time. It will even define why you breathe. For the Christian follower, there's only…


Our Lady Of Sorrows

Thursday September 15, 2022

Many long hours were spent in prayer in this chapel depicted in the photo at my previous parish. When we designed it, I especially wanted the images of the Immaculate Heart of Mary and the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Both of them are pierced.


Why We Make The Sign Of The Cross

Wednesday September 14, 2022

Its hard to believe today that it took 400 years before Christians starting to use the cross in art. The earliest surviving image we have is a wood carving on the main doors of the church of Santa Sabina on the famous Aventine Hill in Rome…


"You Cannot Banish Me"

Tuesday September 13, 2022

Have you ever found it hard to speak up for your faith? It happens to the best of us. Imagine now if you had to confront the most powerful people on planet earth. This was the case for St. John Chrysostom, the 4th century Archbishop of…


How To Measure Your Greatness

Sunday September 11, 2022

How many hours per day does the average American teenager (ages 13-18) spends on entertainment? The answer is a whopping nine! How about your average American tween (ages 8-12)? The answer is six!