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Ask Father Maurice: “the tables on which was the bread of the Presence”

In the Old Testament, there is a line which says “the tables on which was the bread of the Presence.” Is this about bread given to honor God’s presence?

Fr Maurice: the fruit of the few

Have you ever thought that these four soil are four aspects of your own life? If you look at the Lord’s explanation of the soil, it becomes possible to personalize the four soils.

Fr Maurice: gratitude and burden

There’s so much good that America does in the world, and its important to say that, and remind ourselves of that. And at the same time, there’s too much to be done, and that is why we go to Jesus with all that weighs us down.

Fr Maurice: Leaving Jerusalem

We embark on the journey to Emmaus which is the journey to nowhere. But it is precisely at that point when we are sinking, when nowhere is better than this place, the point of going to nowhere, that the Risen Lord enters the story.

Fr Maurice: The ABC’s of Mercy

This second Sunday of Easter has matured in our spiritual consciousness as Divine Mercy Sunday. In the second reading of this liturgy, St. Peter praises God, who has given us, thanks to His mercy, a new birth. God’s mercy is a birthing process. It’s like a mother bringing forth a new baby. When Peter writes […]

Fr Maurice: Holy Week and the Trajectory of World History

This Sunday, we celebrate what our Christian tradition calls Palm Sunday, which is the start of Holy Week. St Paul writes to us in his Letter to the Romans: “But what proves that God loves us is that Christ died for us while we were still sinners. Having died to make us righteous, is it […]

Fr Maurice: The Believer and Lazarus of Bethany

The Gospel of this Sunday presents us with the resuscitation of Lazarus, which is very different from the resurrection of Jesus. The former, Lazarus, dies again, as is evident from the text itself: “Meanwhile a large number of Jews heard that he (Jesus) was there and came not only on account of Jesus but also […]

Fr Maurice: Christianity as a Way of Seeing the World

What meaning can we make of the present situation of anxiety, fright and almost near sense of hopelessness about the present and the future? In precis, the lingering question is that of evil: What meaning can we make about the suffering of the innocent? What sense can we make of the evil of the coronavirus?