padre jorge through him, with him, and in him Thu, 13 Apr 2017 01:49:47 +0000 en-US hourly 1 padre jorge 32 32 115618127 darkness, stench, and bondage Mon, 10 Apr 2017 16:30:51 +0000

We find ourselves in the fifth Sunday of Lent, and if we look back at the readings, we can see that all the readings in Lent seem to be building up to something. They’re our crescendo in preparation for what is to come. We remember, of course, the first Lenten Sunday: the temptations in the […]

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the amulet of faith Sun, 05 Mar 2017 16:42:14 +0000

A couple of weeks ago the youth of the Parish and I were reflecting on our human condition, and how divided our fallen human nature is. We talked about how sometimes we know exactly what the right thing to do is, but somehow end up doing quite the opposite. It is in these moments that […]

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the ultimate user’s manual Tue, 21 Feb 2017 06:01:00 +0000

For the last few Sundays we’ve been hearing the Sermon on the Mount.  It starts in a very encouraging way, especially for the oppressed and the suffering: Blessed are the poor in spirit, blessed are the hungry, blessed are the thirsty… Then last week we heard an even more encouraging message when Jesus says to […]

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i don’t believe in priests Sun, 22 Jan 2017 16:12:31 +0000

Some weeks ago I paid a visit to the Car Wash. They received my car, gave me a ticket, and invited me to sit down in a small waiting room area. I found a seat in the waiting room, which was empty apart from a man and a woman sitting together; I pulled out my […]

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desire for god Sun, 08 Jan 2017 18:47:00 +0000

Crack open the history books and you will find that virtually every culture in world history has been fascinated by the stars. Every culture has looked up into the night sky, gazing into the darkness, and studying the movements of the heavenly bodies. There’s something about stars, isn’t there? Perhaps it has happened to you, […]

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her Sun, 01 Jan 2017 16:44:42 +0000

Today we celebrate a great feast of the Church, the solemnity of Mary, the Mother of God. It is the biggest of the Marian feasts, and its mystery is derived from the mystery of the Incarnation, that God willed to become man, and more specifically, as the second reading said, that He willed to be […]

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the art of hiding in plain sight Sun, 25 Dec 2016 19:24:29 +0000

Twice throughout the Liturgical year, we pause in a moment of silence, while reciting the Creed. These are the commemorations of the two occasions when God personally intervened in human history in an exceptional way: the birth of Christ and the death—and resurrection—of Christ. In today’s Gospel we explore the mystery of the Word becoming […]

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crisis of hope Sun, 11 Dec 2016 21:04:54 +0000

I’m convinced that the biggest crisis of our times is a crisis of hope. It has been said that we live in an era of fraud. There are many kinds of fraud: Many of us are aware of financial fraud, like the mortgage crisis of 2008 in which the selfishness and ambition of a certain […]

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the newness of seasons Sun, 27 Nov 2016 17:37:46 +0000

As I reflected on the time I have been assigned to St Rose, I began to feel a little melancholy. Time goes by so quickly! It slips like water through our fingers. Last week we celebrated Thanksgiving; in just four more weeks we’ll be celebrating Christmas, then New Year’s day, then St Valentine’s Day, then […]

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death, the great silence Sun, 13 Nov 2016 17:51:07 +0000

As the liturgical year draws to the end and we prepare ourselves for a new one, the Readings presented to us start to get a little uncomfortable. Both the First Reading and the Gospel we hear are considered apocalyptic writings, writings about the end of time—Apocalypse meaning unveiling, seeing things as they truly are. In […]

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