Category Archives: Countercultural

Christian versus secular values

Friar’s Corner: God hears the prayer of the lowly and brings them gladness

Sirach 35:12-14, 16-18; Ps 34:2-3, 17-19, 23; 2 Timothy 4:6-8,16-18; Luke 18:9-14 Come Holy Spirit, come and from your clear celestial home. Shed many rays of divine light. We need Your light surrounding our whole being, especially in our minds. … Continue reading

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Friar’s Corner: Jesus rejoices in finding the lost sheep

Exodus 32:7-11, 13-14; Ps 51:3-4, 12-13, 17, 19; 1 Timothy 1:12-17; Lk 15:1-10 Please don’t stop praying daily a Chaplet of Divine Mercy for the conversion of all terrorists. We can also pray another chaplet for our country. We certainly … Continue reading

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Featured Favorite: Glorify God in Your Body

Therefore, glorify God in your body. (1 Cor 6:20) God created our bodies as temples of the Holy Spirit, sacramentals of procreation and means of holiness. They are fearfully and wonderfully made yet often desecrated by sin or used to … Continue reading

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Friar’s Corner: Our joy is in sharing Christ’s true love

Jeremiah 1:4-5, 17-18;  Ps 71:1-6, 15,17; 1 Corinthians 12:31 to 13:13 or 1 Cor 13:4-13; Luke 4:21-30.  I have been following a line of thought in the second reading from St. Paul to the Corinthian church that he founded. We … Continue reading

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Friar’s Corner: Faithful disciples will reign with Jesus in glory

Daniel 12:1-3; Ps 16:5, 9-11; Heb 10:11-14, 18; Mark 13:24-32 We only have one more Sunday before the end of our liturgical year. November thinks and prays for those family and friends who have passed from this life and may … Continue reading

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Friars Corner: Christ brought many into the Kingdom of God through his suffering

Isaiah 53:10-11; Ps 33:4-5, 18-2, 22; Heb 4:14-16; Mark 10:42-45 Holy Spirit, please give us your broader vision. The life of the Son of God, Jesus Christ, is very beautiful and complicated. After creating all things God created human life. … Continue reading

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Friars Corner: The joy of telling others about Jesus

Numbers 11:25-29; Ps 19:8, 10, 12-14; James 5:1-6; Mark 9:38-43, 45 and 47-48 At the Last Supper Jesus told his closest followers that the coming Holy Spirit would instruct them in everything and remind them of all that Jesus told … Continue reading

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Friar’s Corner: Jesus wanted leadership focused on serving others

Wisdom 2:12, 17-20; Ps 54:3-5, 6-8; James 3:16 to 4:3; Mark 9:30-37 Dear Holy Spirit, please fill us with our wisdom. As I stated with Mark’s gospel section last week, we are at a turning point. Jesus has finished his … Continue reading

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