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Solemnity of the Mosty Holy Trinity

Dear Friends: Today we celebrate the feast of the Holy Trinity, a moment in which we are called to reflect on the reality of God in our lives. However, as I prepare to write this simple reflection, I must admit that recent events have made me realized that the audience I am writing to [...]

Inauguration of the St. Joseph Chapel

Dear friends: This past week has been amazing since the inauguration of our new St. Joseph Chapel; a project that has been long in the making. The tears of so many of our parishioners indicated the extent of which they had sacrifice to achieve this important day. Even Bishop John Manz, Auxiliary Bishop of [...]

Palm Sunday

During these last forty days of Lent we have we have been preparing for Holy Week that helps us see more clearly our need for a savior. Indeed, there seems to be a plethora of news stories about terrorism, social unrest, poverty, hunger, false mercy, violence and death. We do not even need to [...]

The Liturgy and Piety

A friend of mine who is the Director of the Institute for Pastoral Leadership (Instituto del Liderazgo Pastoral) invited me to give a course to aspirants to the permanent diaconate and lay leaders on the subject of the liturgy. I informed her that I was not a liturgist in the since I do not [...]

The Transfiguration of a Society

Dear friends: This week there comes to an end the presidential executive order deferring deportation of children of undocumented parents known as DACA. The program defers federal action for those individuals that, through no fault of their own, immigrated to the U.S. but have been raised here. These young people live among us [...]

Healingh of the Leper

Dear Pilgrims: The Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe is a special place where, with regularity, is filled with people who come with stories of great gratitude for Our Lady’s intercession. An untold amount of individuals and families come to this sacred place with “impossible” medical cases that physicians had told them were incurable [...]

Spiritual Combat Against the Devil

Dear Pilgrims of the Shrine: The Gospel today describes an episode where a man with a mute demon is healed. Note, that the Gospel refers to the man has having “an unclean spirit.” This man was found in the assembly, in the synagogue at prayer. When Jesus began to preach with authority and power [...]

Between Sacrifice and Prayer

A wonderful friend of mine was having serious problems with her teenage daughter. She was getting into all kinds of trouble in school, keeping company with less than stable friends, failing in her grades etc. You know what I am talking about! She did everything possible to reason with her but nothing seemed to [...]

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