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Traveling by the Light of Virtue

https://youtu.be/0DOIVNoXW60 On this 32nd Sunday of Ordinary Time Jesus teaches us through the parable of the ten virgins. As Tony Crescio explains, through this imagery, Jesus is teaching us the importance of keeping our lives lit with His...
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Learning to Love Like God

https://youtu.be/ddObgWXTEV8 On this 30th Sunday of Ordinary Time, we hear Jesus proclaim the greatest commandment, that we are to love God with our whole heart, soul and mind. This is something we hear often, and the fact that we do can te...
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Giving God His Due

https://youtu.be/XVlgWx1YtwQ This weekend, Jesus turns a would-be trap by those who oppose Him into a deep spiritual lesson on the nature of human life. Taking a look at a denarius which bore the image of the Roman Emperor, Jesus says, "rep...
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Divine Tolerance

https://youtu.be/tVvKQQ9IKfw Tolerance is a word we hear regularly thrown about in the public square, and often elevated as a supreme virtue. But we hardly ever hear about what tolerance is, and ironically, the would-be champions of toleran...
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Praying for God’s Justice

https://youtu.be/PwrmtbkOMB4 In the Gospel for this 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time, we hear of Jesus' encounter with a Canaanite woman, who comes to plead with Jesus on behalf of her daughter who is possessed by a demon. In his reflection, To...
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The Weeping Savior

https://youtu.be/SwRwK9tbwbQ In his Gospel reflection for the Fifth Week of Lent, Tony Crescio focuses on what the exile experience of the People of Israel has to teach us about life this side of eternity. Just as the People of Israel experienc...
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The Game Plan

Fourth Sunday of Advent-Cycle A My Dear Friends in Christ, We have come to the final Sunday of Advent, and thus the beginning of the final week of preparation for the coming of the Savior at Christmas. We have entered the drama of these fo...
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Remembering Justice

Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time: Cycle C Justice. Social Justice. Terms that have exponentially grown in popularity and that we hear much about in our world today. Over the past year there have been many campaigns taken up by various groups...
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St. Paul of the Cross: The Virtuous Life as Imitation of Christ

Happy Memorial of St. Paul of the Cross! Today the Church celebrates the memorial of St. Paul of the Cross, founder of the Passionists religious order. Like all of the saints, Paul of the Cross demonstrates a deep devotion to the Eucharist. A...
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