Friarly: The Greatest Gift: April 6, 2020

The actions of Mary in today’s Gospel seem strange, Rev. Br. Christopher Johnson, O.P., explains. She opens herself up to ridicule and to scorn because of the extravagance of her action. But those extravagant actions of Mary are founded upon something even more extravagant. The love of Christ for her. Each of us is called to pour out our own expensive perfume, our lives and love, for Jesus Christ because he has given us the Greatest Gift of all. Salvation.

Friarly: The New Normal: Evening Prayer Preaching, April 4, 2020

Brother Andrew Martin reminds us that today’s challenging reality reflects a new normal that Jesus invites us into. Even after all this time, Br. Andrew Martin asks if we have yet become accustomed to the ‘New Normal’ of Christ. If we live in Christ, he accompanies us in our fear, and invites us to trust in Him.

Reflections: Who are you?

When we read the passion, it can be easy to exclude certain persons in the story from our consciousness. We simply do not think they could be us, or we them. But the truth is, these persons can indeed be us. This new podcast from the DePorres Pages Podcasts lets us know just how we are them and they are us.

USCCB President Calls for National Moment of Prayer on Good Friday

WASHINGTON – Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles and president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has invited the faithful to join him in a moment of prayer on Good Friday (April 10) to pray the Litany of the Sacred Heart.. . . Praying together as a nation, the archbishop asks that we seek healing for all who are unwell, wisdom for those whose work is halting the spread of coronavirus, and strength for all God’s children.

Reflections from Msgr. Lavalley for Palm Sunday

Reflections from my good friend Msgr. Lavalley on Palm Sunday. He distinguishes between being able to receive the sacraments and choosing not to, an act of indifference and maybe sin, from the desire to receive the sacraments and not being able to, an act of love.

Reflections from Msgr. Lavalley – The fourth word from the Cross

Reflections on the fourth word from the Cross from Jesus from my good friend Msgr. Richard Lavalley. This reflection is well worth listening to today.

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