Kingdom of Heaven

Encountering the Word — Luke 12:32-34

Photography © by Andy Coan

A Daily Quote from Sacred Scripture “Do not be afraid any longer, little flock, for your Father is pleased to give you the kingdom. Sell your belongings and give alms. Provide money bags for yourselves that do not wear out, an inexhaustible treasure in heaven that no thief can reach nor moth destroy. For where your treasure is, there also […]

Encountering the Word — Luke 12:32-34

Photography © by Andy Coan

A Daily Quote from Sacred Scripture “Do not be afraid any longer, little flock, for your Father is pleased to give you the kingdom. Sell your belongings and give alms. Provide money bags for yourselves that do not wear out, an inexhaustible treasure in heaven that no thief can reach nor moth destroy. For where your treasure is, there also […]

Encountering the Word — Luke 12:32-34

Photography © by Andy Coan

A Daily Quote from Sacred Scripture “Do not be afraid any longer, little flock, for your Father is pleased to give you the kingdom. Sell your belongings and give alms. Provide money bags for yourselves that do not wear out, an inexhaustible treasure in heaven that no thief can reach nor moth destroy. For where your treasure is, there also […]

Encountering the Word — John 18:36

Photography © by Andy Coan

A Daily Quote From Sacred Scripture Jesus answered, “My kingship is not of this world; if my kingship were of this world, my servants would fight, that I might not be handed over to the Jews; but my kingship is not from the world.” (John 18:36) Print this entry

Inviting Catholics to Come Home

"Return of the Prodigal Son" (detail) by Murillo

I sometimes wonder why I don’t have more faith. If only my faith was stronger, I think, what amazing things I could do for the Lord. If only I more deeply appreciated the gift of faith I have received. Right? I bet you sometimes wonder the same things about yourself. In today’s Gospel (cf. Matthew 13:44-52), Jesus tells us in no […]

Encountering the Word – Luke 12:32-34

Photography © by Andy Coan

“Do not be afraid any longer, little flock, for your Father is pleased to give you the kingdom. Sell your belongings and give alms. Provide money bags for yourselves that do not wear out, an inexhaustible treasure in heaven that no thief can reach nor moth destroy. For where your treasure is, there also will your heart be.” (Luke 12:32-34) […]

Qualities of Life in the Kingdom

Discipleship in the Kingdom

Today is the final Sunday on the annual liturgical calendar.  We celebrate the Solemnity of Christ the King. Not only is Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior, not only is he our brother and friend, Jesus Christ is our God and our King. This celebration is a recent addition to the liturgical calendar, added in 1925 by Pope Pius XI […]

Encountering the Word – Luke 12:32-34

Photography © by Andy Coan

“Do not be afraid any longer, little flock, for your Father is pleased to give you the kingdom. Sell your belongings and give alms. Provide money bags for yourselves that do not wear out, an inexhaustible treasure in heaven that no thief can reach nor moth destroy. For where your treasure is, there also will your heart be.” (Luke 12:32-34) […]

Lord, will those who are saved be few?

I once heard a comment from a friend who was preparing a homily for today’s passage from Luke’s Gospel (cf. Luke 13:22-30 below). He was finding it difficult to preach on the “fact” that there will be so few in heaven. He has no problem on preaching about death, judgment, Heaven and Hell; but, he is disturbed and sad that there will […]

The Utter East

Aslan - Sketch © by Jef Murray

The Utter East – by Jef Murray The Utter East When e’re the road flows by my door And beckons loudly in its haste to sweep me off through mist and moor unto some rich uncharted waste, I feel that tug of tempting fate: September hailing from her hills, insisting secret paths await all souls who seek to shed life’s […]