19th Sunday Ordinary Time-Year B

In our Gospel reading today, Jesus links show the connection between the bread of life that he gives to those who believe in him and the manna that God gave to the wandering people in […]


18th Sunday Ordinary time – Year B

Last week, we saw how Jesus fed the people with the bread of life but when they came back the next day for more, he said to them, “do not work for perishable food, work […]

Blessed Virgin Mary

Solemnity of the Annunciation

The feast of the Annunciation, now recognized as a solemnity, was first celebrated in the fourth or fifth century. Its central focus is the Incarnation: God has become one of us. From all eternity God […]


Ash wednesday, Year A

‘The candle that is just smoking, not lit, still has life in it; it still has hope in it. If a neighbour, family member or friend is in a very bad situation or mood, our […]


6th Sunday, Year A

Any new movement or community which emerges from an older tradition has to face the problem of its own identity and direction. How different is it from the old community? How similar? One of the […]


Valentine’s Day

A few years ago, I was invited to speak to young university students at a valentine’s day party. In that speech, I pointed out that the February 14 feast commemorated two Valentines: the first a […]