The King of Hearts

The Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe: 11-20-16 Peace be with You, Over the last couple of weekends we have been discussing how it is that the salvation that has been won for us by Christ, and to be experienced in its fullness at the end of time, is also to be lived and experienced beginning here and now.  We have seen that it is in living a life of loving obedience to God, in unity with and by the graced-aid of our Savior Jesus Christ that this sort of life is able ...
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Echoing Switchfoot

By Tony Crescio Many of us who were coming of age in the early 2000’s remember the alternative rock band from San Diego, Switchfoot.  Though having a definite underlying Christian message to share, the band was able to cross-over into the mainstream with hits like Meant to Live and Dare you to Move among others.  In a sort of divine irony, these songs (the first in particular), gained popularity despite having a message that is far different than what we would normally hear in rock or pop son...
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Making God’s Dreams Come True

                By Tony Crescio   In his latest Apostolic Exhortation, Amoris Laetitia, Pope Francis has many beautiful things to say about the human person, but one thing in particular caught my eye as I read through the text for the first time about a month ago.  In paragraph 168 he writes: “Each child has a place in God’s heart from all eternity; once he or she is conceived, the Creator’s eternal dream comes true.”...
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Love Cannot Be Contained

            By Tony Crescio The Easter Season celebrates the transformational power of the resurrection. Through the resurrection, sin and death have been conquered and we have been offered a share in the life of God through Jesus Christ. The words we hear Jesus speak emphasize this saving message.   In order to better bring this message into focus, I want to highlight one particular line from the Gospel of John: “Whoever loves me...
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An Encounter With Mercy

            By Tony Crescio   Pope Francis has declared this year to be an extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy for the Catholic Church.  In the spirit of this jubilee, the Pope invites us to encounter Jesus Christ, who he calls, “the face of the Father’s mercy,” with the hope that we too become merciful like the Father, the theme for the jubilee year. Our gospel reading for this weekend from John demonstrates the type of encounter Pope Franci...
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