Last week we saw how Jesus called twelve apostles to help him build up the Kingdom of God on our planet. One of the first things that Jesus sets about doing, and coaching his apostles how to do, is the casting out of demons. It is one of the first steps in his ministry and is of crucial importance to the building up of the Kingdom of God.READ MORE
This past Friday, thousands of people braved the cold weather of downtown Washington, DC in protest to defend the right to life for unborn babies. Hopefully, fifty years from now, we will look back at this time and wonder: "How on earth was abortion legal in the United States?" Perhaps there will be museums remembering and celebrating those who worked to end abortion. School kids will go on field trips and wonder: "How on earth did such an atrocity happen in my country?" Perhaps some of the school kids would proclaim, "if I were alive during that time, I would have been with the marchers, I would have been protesting in front of the abortion facilities, I would have stood up for the unborn."READ MORE
This past Monday we celebrated the Baptism of the Lord. The feast inaugurates the Ordinary Time leading up to Lent.
We know that Mary was told Jesus' identity and his mission on earth. When Jesus was twelve years old, He remained in Jerusalem teaching in the temple while his mother and father went home to Nazareth. His excuse for remaining in the temple is that He wanted to be in his true Father's house. He knew that God was his Father and He wanted to do His Father's work.READ MORE
We celebrate this Sunday the Feast of the Epiphany. While the origins of the magi, also known as the three wise men or the three kings, remains mysterious. What they all shared in common was a belief that creation was speaking to them. They looked to the language of the stars hoping that they would reveal what the Creator was up to. One star stood out to them and they followed it to Bethlehem.READ MORE