A Kingdom of Beauty, Part II

Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time: 7-23-17 Peace be with You, This Sunday we once again find ourselves in the classroom of the true Teacher, Jesus Christ, as he continues his lessons concerning the Kingdom of God, giving us at once a deeper understanding of the reality we live in and the end towards which we set our feet in this pilgrimage called life.  Last weekend, we were treated to the parable of the Sower, and therein, we examined both the person of the Sower and the various types of ...
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Un Organismo Vivo

Decimotercer Domingo En Tiempo Ordinario: 7-2-17 La Paz Sea Con Ustedes, El pasado fin de semana el enfoque de nuestra conversación fue doble.  Por un lado, hablamos de lo que realmente significa el temor al Señor, contrastando su carácter de maravilloso asombro con el significado más fácilmente entendido del temor.  Por otra parte, discutimos que anqué ahora hemos hecho la transición a lo que se denomina “Tiempo Ordinario” en el calendario litúrgico de la Iglesia, no hay tal cosa como “or...
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A Kingdom of Beauty, Part I

Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time: 7-16-17 Peace be with You, There is a humble source from which all things flow, a wisdom which providentially directs and accompanies the changing of times and seasons, a love which binds all things in its embrace, making a unity of the immense diversity which colors the panorama of creation.  Such words can be uttered and accepted as something more than poetic fictionalization only through a gift of faith, for the images which fall upon the waking human ...
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Tiempo No Tan Ordinario

Doceavo domingo en Tiempo Ordinario 6-25-17 La Paz Sea Con Ustedes, Este domingo regresamos a ese ciclo de lecturas que pertenecen a la temporada litúrgica del Tiempo Ordinario. Sin embargo, como hemos dicho en el pasado, no se debe pensar de ninguna manera que las temporadas litúrgicas que abarcan el tiempo entre Navidad y Cuaresma y luego otra vez entre la Pascua y el Advenimiento son de alguna manera mundanas en naturaleza a comparación con otras más, por así decirlo, intensas temporada...
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Living in the Real World

Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time: 7-9-17 Peace be with You, Last weekend, we reflected upon Christ’s desire to be identified with the human family.  The main thrust of our reflection centered upon the Church, which, as we discussed, is unlike any human organization, but is instead an organism; the living Body of Christ, of whom, through the sacred waters of baptism, we become members.  Consequently we briefly discussed how this mystery, or sacrament as the Church calls it, changes our on...
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A Living Organism

Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time: 7-2-17 Peace be with You, Last weekend the focus of our conversation was twofold.  On the one hand, we spoke of what fear of the Lord really means, contrasting its character of awestruck wonder with the more readily understood meaning of fear.  On the other hand, we discussed that though we have now transitioned into what is termed “Ordinary Time” on the Church’s liturgical calendar, there is no such thing as “ordinary” time in our lives; i.e. there is n...
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Imaginación Eucarística

Solemnidad del Cuerpo y Sangre de Cristo: 6-18-17 La Paz Sea Con Ustedes Los últimos dos domingos hemos celebrado un desencadenamiento del Cielo, por decirlo así.  Hace dos semanas, la temporada de la Pascua culmino con la fiesta de Pentecostés, celebrando la venida del Espíritu Santo.  Luego el pasado fin de semana, uno de los dos misterios al centro de la fe Cristiana (el otro es la Encarnación), el misterio de nuestro Dios Trino; En esencia uno pero en Personas tres.  Hoy, entonces, lle...
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Not So Ordinary Time

Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time: 6-25-17 Peace be with You, This Sunday we return to that cycle of readings which belong to the liturgical season of Ordinary Time.  However, as we have said in the past, it should in no way be thought that the liturgical seasons which span the time between Christmas and Lent and then again between Easter and Advent as somehow being mundane in nature as compared to those more, in a manner of speaking, intense seasons of devotion.  We can liken the difference...
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El Olor De Misterio

La Solemnidad de la Santísima Trinidad: 6-11-17 La Paz Sea Con Ustedes El domingo pasado celebramos lo que podemos entender como la culminación de la temporada de Pascua con Pentecostés.  Como vimos entonces, es el envío del Espíritu Santo que nos permite nuestra renovación, transformándonos para que podamos conocer a nuestro Dios aún más profundamente, no primordialmente a nivel intelectual sino a un nivel intuitivo y experimental.  Finalmente, esta manera intuitiva de conocimiento habla ...
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Eucharistic Imagination

Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ: 6-18-17 Peace be with You, The last two Sundays we have celebrated an unleashing of Heaven, as it were.  Two weeks ago, the Easter Season culminated with the feast of Pentecost, celebrating the coming of the Holy Spirit.  Then, last weekend we celebrated one of the two mysteries at the center of the Christian faith (the other being the Incarnation), the mystery of our Triune God; in essence one but in Persons three.  Today, then, we come to the So...
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