Three Moments of Conversion

“A different kind of conversion is provided for in each season of life. We are called to discern and identify the one that suits us right now.” The gospel this Third Sunday of Lent recalls the story of Jesus in the temple, upset that the House of the Father has become a marketplace. In his …

Out of the Pandemic Desert

“Humanity is being tested: Families are separated, communities are in havoc, lives are in turmoil because of the pandemic.” The Gospel reading for the first Sunday of Lent, taken from the Gospel of Mark, speaks of the time when Christ, as he is about to start his ministry, is brought by the Spirit out into …

Ash Wednesday’s Promise of Healing

“Humanity has been deeply wounded—physically, mentally, psychologically and economically—by this pandemic.” In March of last year, the world, including our country, had to contend with an unknown and mysterious coronavirus that has since affected virtually every inhabitant in every corner of the world. After a year and millions of victims later, we are still in …

A Compass for the New Year

“We would have a much better world this year if we heeded the Pope’s words.” For this column, I share Pope Francis Message for the celebration of the 54th World Day of Peace. This was issued on December 8 for an annual commemoration held every first of the New Year. In his message, the Pope …

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