Christ at Mass Reflection for the First Sunday of Advent (2019)

In his book, The Lord, Monsignor Romano Guardini writes that when Christ came to earth, salvation was at hand.  Christ arrived, meek as a newborn, offering himself to humanity, full of hope and promise, love and humility. Then, Guardini says, God gave humanity the freedom to accept Christ or not. …

Mass Reflection for the First Sunday of Advent (2019)

Happy New Year!  The first Sunday of Advent is the beginning of the new liturgical year for Catholics.  The liturgical year is a teaching tool (technical term; catechetical) to help us understand God’s action in human history.  The four weeks of Advent actually represent the whole of human history before …

Sunday Mass Reflection for the Feast of Christ the King (November 24th, 2019)

As Christians, we acknowledge Christ as King of the universe.  What is a king?  We live in a culture, thankfully, that values democracy.  The legendary concept of a king is someone who is all-powerful.  Christ certainly fits that description.  The universe came into being through God’s divine Word, the eternal …