Tag Archives: Ascension

The Ascension completes the Paschal Mystery

The Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord commemorates the bodily ascension of Christ into heaven which is recounted in Acts 1:1-11, which is our first reading this Sunday. We are told that Jesus appeared to the disciples “during forty days” (Acts 1:3) after his resurrection and then He ascended into heaven before them. This […]

Worthy of the Call

The vast majority of sports fans begin a season with great expectation and hope: “this is the year our team wins it all. Now is our time.” Despite the fact that my sports teams from Buffalo have never given me a reason for such hope, I still fall into this mania each football and hockey […]

Worship and Doubt

Even in the best of times doubt afflicts the believer. Faith, like all the other virtues, is tested by the struggles and sufferings of life. Courage cannot be tested unless a situation develops where bravery is called for. Temperance exists only in the life of the person who has struggled with their appetites in the […]

September 23, 2020
The Diocese of Kansas City ~ St. Joseph