An Open and Generous Heart

An Open and Generous Heart

By Fr. Angelo Anthony, C.PP.S. We have been reading from Chapter 10 of Matthew’s Gospel, which focuses on the mission of the disciples. Jesus directs them to announce, “The kingdom of heaven is at hand.” Trusting in divine providence, they were not to take anything...
A Not So Humble Sparrow

A Not So Humble Sparrow

By V. Rev. Jeffrey Kirch, C.PP.S. Today’s Gospel, as we return to Ordinary Time, includes the passage from Matthew where Jesus tells his disciples about their true value. A sparrow cannot fall from the sky without the Father knowing it, Jesus says. And as for us,...
An Open and Generous Heart

A Demanding Gift

By Brother Matthew Schaefer, C.PP.S. I remember speaking to someone in one of my first RCIA classes who expressed discomfort at hearing chapter 6 of the Gospel of John. Apparently, this was never read in the scripture-heavy church that she was raised in. For her the...
Prayer and Action

Prayer and Action

It’s the 66th anniversary of the canonization of St. Gaspar del Bufalo, founder of the Missionaries of the Precious Blood. St. Gaspar in was canonized in 1954 by Pope Pius XII, with Missionaries from around the world gathered in St. Peter’s Square. St. Gaspar...