Spiritual Joy

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Now that we have completed our Lenten journey (hopefully a challenging one), we can relax and enjoy the delights of the Easter season.  Chocolate bunnies, Easter eggs, maybe some steaks and fine wines—all appropriate ways to celebrate the great festival of the Resurrection.  However, if our rejoicing does not extend to the depths of our […]

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Alleluia! Alleluia!

Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Christ is risen! He is risen indeed. Alleluia! Alleluia! We are in the midst of the Octave of Easter.  Like Christmas, Easter Sunday does not last for one day but for eight days.  For eight days we celebrate the Resurrection of the Lord with the highest solemnity and abundant joy.  We sing out “Alleluia!” with […]

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The Greatest Show on Earth

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

“It’s like theatre!” my mom once exclaimed when explaining what she loves so much about the liturgies of Holy Week. When a worshipping community really puts in the work, then there really is no better ticket in town than the rites we celebrate as a Church both on Palm Sunday and over the course of […]

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Thwarting the Devil

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Tomorrow the Church celebrates the moment of the Incarnation, wrought in God’s infinite love from eternity and brought to time by the simple ‘yes’ of a young Hebrew girl. It was through this ‘yes’, that God brought the human race back to Himself. For good. We also find ourselves in the final days of Lent, […]

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A Tale of Two Oceans

Wednesday, March 17, 2021

“Will all great Neptune’s ocean wash this blood clean from my hand? No, this my hand will rather the multitudinous seas incarnadine, making the green one red.” — Macbeth (Act II, Sc. II). Nothing haunts us as much as a guilty conscience. Sin pokes an ontological hole in our nature; in response, our nature rejects […]

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CHRISTIAN IDENTITY

Wednesday, March 10, 2021

Fr. Bruno Cadoré, former Master of the Order of Preachers, during his canonical visits, usually asked the friars, “What is your identity?” “What distinguishes you, your community, from other religious communities?” “What is uniquely yours that you can offer for God’s people?” In other words, “What factor makes you a Dominican?” One can simplistically answer […]

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Christian Dignity

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Our life on this side of death is marked by a deep and insatiable desire. Human persons, strange creatures that we are, live constantly on the edge of despair for this very reason: we are finite beings with a seemingly infinite longing. We want to be “happy”; we want to be “good”; but we fail […]

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