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Pure of Heart

God sent Jesus Christ to humanity, so that he could reconcile us to him by sacrificing himself for the sin of the world. Our Sacrament of Reconciliation restores our relationship, thereby bringing us some level of peace. Jesus taught his disciples to imitate him, and reconcile one to the other. As disciples, we must do something to ease […]

The Beatitudes – Virtue of Mercy

Beatitudes – Meek 3

“Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the Earth”, Jesus tells his audience in the Sermon on the Mount, as St. Matthew relates to us in the 5th verse of chapter 5. That passage can prove challenging to men, as they often misunderstand its meaning. Meekness is not weakness, but rather humility as we control the will […]

Beatitudes 2 – Mourn

“Blessed are they who mourn, for they will be comforted.” Why is mourning a blessing? Do you feel blessed in your deep sadness, grief and desolation? Do you feel blessed at the state of our culture and violence in the streets? Was Jesus blessed while he mourned Lazarus’ death? Poems of lamentation make up one-third of the Book of Psalms, […]

Fr. Mitch Pacwa’s homily for Tuesday, August 26th, 2020

Jesus said,“Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, you hypocrites.You are like whitewashed tombs, which appear beautiful on the outside,but inside are full of dead men’s bones and every kind of filth.Even so, on the outside you appear righteous,but inside you are filled with hypocrisy and evildoing. “Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, you hypocrites.You build […]

Poor in Spirit

Tom and Dan begin a series that digs deeply into each of the Beatitudes, they also reflect upon the applicable broadness of each  and how they relate to friendship, marriage, and to a much deeper and profoundly personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Tom teaches us historical facts about the differences in the “live audience” of […]