Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting me?

THE CONVERSION OF SAINT PAUL THE APOSTLE (FEAST) Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting me? Bam! In an instant, Paul’s life is completely turned upside down. Just moments before, he had been bent on snuffing out the followers of Jesus. But now he is set on a path that...

He appointed Twelve, . . . that they might be with him.

2ND WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME He appointed Twelve, . . . that they might be with him.  On this day that the United States bishops have set aside to pray for the legal protection of unborn children, imagine having this conversation with God in prayer: “Lord, when I think...

Jesus . . . lives forever to make intercession.

SAINT AGNES, VIRGIN AND MARTYR (MEMORIAL) Jesus . . . lives forever to make intercession. Jesus lives forever to make intercession for you. Even on your worst day, when your temper has flared or you’ve had one drink too many, when bitterness seethes inside you or...

Looking around at them with anger . . .

SAINT FABIAN, POPE AND MARTYR (OPTIONAL MEMORIAL) Looking around at them with anger . . .  All our lives we have been taught that anger is one of the seven deadly sins. But here we see Jesus, who was sinless, getting angry. How can we resolve that contradiction? The...

Hold fast to the hope that lies before us.

2ND WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME Hold fast to the hope that lies before us.  The year 2020 presented some unique challenges for all of us: a global pandemic and disrupted plans, economic hardship, and for many, political and racial tensions. Any one of these things could...

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