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“If you love me, you will keep my commandments.”

“If you love me, you will keep my commandments.” – these are the words with which Jesus begins this Sunday’s Gospel. We know that we are called to love our

We should listen rather to God than to people

Alleluia! Happy Easter, Jesus is Risen! Yes, we can continue to use these words since we are still in the Easter Season until Sunday, May 28 – the Solemnity of

“Christ is alive and he wants you to be alive!”

Alleluia, Brothers and Sisters! “If Christ has not been raised, then our preaching is in vain and your faith is in vain” (1 Cor 15:14). Pope Benedict XVI stresses that

“I am the Resurrection and the Life”

“The Raising of Lazarus” – a Rembrandt van Rijn etching from the year 1632 made an overwhelming impression on me from the moment I first saw it in the book

St. Joseph Doesn’t Take Any Breaks

I just returned from Poland – a very short visit but intensive and rich. The main reason for my trip was a Lenten retreat for priests in the Polish mountains

When someone strikes you on your cheek . . .

Jesus, who came into the world precisely to conquer evil, teaches us today an astounding strategy: ‘defeat evil by surrendering to it; triumph over evil by yielding it the right

“Your light must shine before others . . .”

Last Sunday we heard the beautiful Beatitudes – the speech that Jesus gave on the mount. Today we hear that Christians are not only to be “virtuous” as we heard

God – the Fisher of Men (Matthew 4:12-23)

This Sunday’s Gospel story shows Jesus in the very beginning of his public ministry. For approximately 30 years, he led a hidden life as a son in the Nazareth home

Adoring the Newborn King with the Magi

“God in a plan of sheer goodness freely created man to make him share in his own blessed life. For this reason, at every time and in every place, God

Happy New Year! Join Mary in Glorifying Her Son!

January 1, the beginning of the New Year, we Catholics, begin with Mary, the Mother of God. On the first day of these 365 days, the Church places Mary in