Perfect Love Casts Out Fear

Perfect Love Casts Out Fear

In the first reading today from Deuteronomy, Moses tells the people to fear the Lord, keep the commandments and in doing so, we will have a long life. The word fear in the biblical sense means to have a healthy respect for the Almighty. We are not God. God is God....
Open Our Blind Eyes, O Lord

Open Our Blind Eyes, O Lord

A fellow Precious Blood priest, Fr. Marvin Steffes, C.PP.S., was a man of hands-on spirituality with no fluff. He so often observed “most people are going to be saved because they are so ignorant.”  I know he included the two of us. The Epistle to the Hebrews says we...
Bonded in the Precious Blood

Bonded in the Precious Blood

Solemnity of Saint Gaspar By the V. Rev. Jeffrey Kirch, C.PP.S. One of the joys of living in Rome was exploring the hundreds of churches in the city. Some are gigantic architectural wonders like Saint Peter’s and others are smaller, less ornate, and less well known....
In Search of Wisdom

In Search of Wisdom

Go, sell what you have, and give to the poor (Mark 10:21) [I] deemed riches nothing in comparison with her, (Wisdom 7:8) One of the threads running through the readings for this Sunday portrays wisdom and holiness as superior or earthly treasure. Solomon tells us how...
Be a Servant of All

Be a Servant of All

By Fr. Angelo Anthony, C.PP.S. Last week Jesus challenged the disciples by telling them, “If you want to be great you must be the servant of all.” He then embraced a child and said, “If you receive a child like this in my name, you receive me.”  Even though the...
Getting Rid of the Message

Getting Rid of the Message

Thousands of messages come our way each day and a good number of those message we do not like, so we try to get rid of those messages as quickly as possible.  For example, when someone sends you message trying to sell you something you do not want, you delete it,...