Archbishop calls for Ethical vaccine for Covid

  Article taken from (accessed on 6/8/20) Bishop Joseph E. Strickland, the Bishop of the Diocese of Tyler, Texas. U.S.A has called for Christians to reject vaccines that are developed using aborted baby body parts. Concerns about unethically produced vaccines are growing again amid talk about the availability of a coronavirus vaccine in the … [Read more…]

St Matthew 16: 24-28

Jesus is on his way to Jerusalem and has just predicted his own passion and death. St Peter remonstrates with Jesus about this and Jesus says “get behind me satan”, as St Peter is acting and thinking in complete contrast to the will of Jesus and God, the Father. Jesus calls us to renounce ourselves, … [Read more…]

Pope Benedict XVI on Christ’s Transfiguration

“When one has the grace to sense a strong experience of God, it is as though seeing something similar to what the disciples experienced during the Transfiguration: For a moment they experienced ahead of time something that will constitute the happiness of paradise. In general, it is brief experiences that God grants on occasions, especially … [Read more…]

Feast of the Transfiguration

The story of the Transfiguration appears in all three Synoptic Gospels (St Mark, St Matthew, St Luke) The Gospel story is read twice during the Liturgical year on the 2nd Sunday of Lent and on today’s Feast day. The revelation of the Transfiguration occurs shortly after St Peter’s profession of faith, that Jesus is the … [Read more…]

Matthew 15: 21-28

Jesus withdraws to the region of Tyre and Sidon. These were Phoenician cities north of Palestine that bordered north western Galilee on the Mediterranean Coast. It was outside of Herod Antipas’s territory and Jesus came here to avoid Herod’s and the pharisee’s persecution and further form his Apostles. These cities were pagan cities and are … [Read more…]

Optional Memorial of Dedication of St Mary Major Basilica

The Basilica was first built on the Equiline Hill, Rome during the Pontificate of Pope Liberius (352-366) and called it the Liberian Basilica. Pope Celestine I (422-432) rebuilt the Basilica and Pope Sixtus (432-440) rededicated it in honour of the Holy Mother of God on the 5th of August 434 in response to the Ecumenical … [Read more…]

Some quotes from the Cure d’Ars

On meeting a young boy Antoine Givre, on route to Ars who gave him directions he said “You have shown me the way to Ars, I will show you the way to heaven” “I tell you that you have less to suffer in following the Cross than in serving the world and its pleasures.” “We … [Read more…]

Memorial of St Jean Marie Baptiste Vianney

St John Mary Baptist Vianney was born near Lyons, France in 1786. With limited schooling and being a slow learner, he had to discontinue his seminary training as he struggled with the Latin lectures. However, he sought private tuition and was eventually ordained in 1814. In 1818 he was sent to Ars- en -Dombes, the … [Read more…]