Blog Posts from March, 2018

Truly Free

Pexels-photo-296282 Wednesday of the 5th Week of Lent Daniel 3:14-20, 91-92, 95; John 8:31-42   We hear a lot in this country about freedom.  For many people freedom means to be able to do anything they want, with whomever they want, whenever they want. But that’s not freedom.  That’s license—a misuse of freedom. The freedom that Jesus talks about in our gospel reading is a paradoxical freedom.  The more we have faith in God and depend on God, the more freedom that we have.  The three young men in the furnace were

Episode 63 - Chicago

33744600393 738539dc30 h On this week's Tap Into Life Podcast, Br. MJ and Br. Vito explain what RCIA is, and the importance of RCIA to the Church.    Please click here to listen Are you enjoying this podcast?  The only way we can reach other listeners and receive exposure is if you rate and review us on Apple Podcasts and Google Play. So won't you please?  Won't you please?  Please won't you rate our podcast?  Thank you! Do you have more questions?  Perhaps you want

On the Same Page

Pexels-photo-46274 March 14, 2018 John 5:17-30   “We’re on the same page.” We have all heard that phrase.  It means that we have a common understanding.  We share the same intentions and values. In our gospel reading, Jesus tells us that he and his Father are on the same page.  But he also tells us more:  he and his father are the same page!  They are one.  So their will is also one.  As followers of Jesus, we are called to be “on the same page” with him and the

A Deeper Law

Shadow-table-dark-glass-ice-cold-jar-water-2584231 (Ss. Perpetua & Felicity) Deuteronomy 4:1, 5-9; Matthew 5:17-19   Today we hear about the importance of the law.  For our Jewish ancestors, obedience to God’s law was the key to their salvation.  If they obeyed that law, all would go well with them.  They would be free.  They would live on the land that God had given them.  They would not fear hunger, thirst or violence.  But if they forgot God’s law, they would suffer. Some religious leaders said that Jesus did not respect the laws of his ancestors.