July 28, 2018

In Humanae Vitae [which was issued 50 years ago this week] Blessed Pope Paul VI reflects upon how God designed the nature of married love.  This he draws from Sacred Scripture and the Catholic Tradition.  The Holy Father writes that married love is fully human (involvi...

July 21, 2018

Dear brothers and sisters,

Today St. Mark gives us one of the most amazing phrases in his entire Gospel.  When Jesus gets off the boat and sees the crowd, Mark tells us: “His heart was moved...”  Jesus has a human heart, and he took one on purpose: so that he could be c...

July 14, 2018

Every Christian shares in Christ’s mission. When we were baptized, we became members of his Body, that same Body that reaches out to men and women in every age in order to lead them to God.  This is the mission Jesus gave his apostles in today’s Gospel: he sent them to...

July 7, 2018

Dear brothers and sisters,

St. Mark makes two puzzling observations in today’s Gospel reading.  First, he refers to the “brothers and sisters” of Jesus.  How could Jesus have brothers and sisters if Mary remained a perpetual virgin?  The puzzle is easily solved: in the...

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Church of St. John

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