In his latest homily, from St. John Vianney Seminary in Denver, Deacon Kirby Longo reminds us to preach the Gospel and make disciples of all nations.
What a loaded question to ask Jesus: “Lord will only a few people be saved?” And typical of the Master, He doesn’t answer the question directly. This is a question that evokes extremes. If you asked Catholics before Vatican II, the question of hell and mortal sin preoccupied their souls. If you ask Catholics today, very […]
Click play to listen or read the full text below. Whenever Jesus begins to grow in popularity, he says something very difficult in order to purify our motives for following him. The gospel today is a great example. Jesus asks, “Do you think that I have come to establish peace on Earth?” I think […]
Thus declares the antagonist of Flannery O’ Connor’s story, Wise Blood. He’s tapping into the general shallowness of our thought about salvation and what it means for us. If you can fill up your car with gas and drive off wherever you want, why do you need salvation to feel good about your life? We […]
Just a brief note to convey a thought I had about today’s Gospel reading from Mark, Chapter 7: “When the Pharisees with some scribes who had come from Jerusalem gathered around Jesus, they observed that some of his disciples ate their meals with unclean, that is, unwashed, hands. —For the Pharisees and, in fact, all […]
“God Loves You!” We see it displayed on billboards and on the glowing marquees of churches seeking 24/7 attention. We hear it said in sermons, homilies, and in talks by those with respectable reputations in all matters spiritual. Truly, this simple phrase seems to be thought of as useful for incapsulating the very essence of […]