A Reflection for The Feast of Christ the King

Pilate asked him, ‘Are you the King of the Jews?’ Jesus responded: ‘You say so’! The Feast of Christ the King is a relatively recent addition to the liturgical calendar, having only been instituted by Pius XI in 1925. What was it in 1925 that motivated the pope to do so? Political and-social events called his attention.

A Reflection for the thirty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time

Next Sunday we celebrate the Feast of Christ the King, the last Sunday of the liturgical year. The end is in sight. The journey’s hardest part is often its last. Yes, there is anticipation of conclusion. But also, anxiety. Tired, and running almost on empty I fear not making it across the finishing line

A Reflection for the Thirty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

Some Sadducees, those who deny that there is no resurrection, came forward. Traditionally for us in the Church, November is the month of the Holy Souls and there are many spiritual practices and devotions attached to this time. I recall that, as a young boy, I found some of these devotions to be terrifying.