Our Gospel passage for this Sunday is from Mathew Chapter 18. It is a beautiful and rich chapter, known as the Church Order Discourse. It happens to be the only other place, in all the Gospels, where Jesus uses the Greek word “church” (ekklesia), after Matthew 16 (“You are Peter, and on this rock I […]
This is a Good Friday “sermon.” Because of the pandemic, I cannot deliver it in person, or any of its condensed elements. So I will post the full thing here for reflection. I will begin by speaking about the wedding at Cana. Why on earth am I starting with the wedding at Cana? In short, […]
Because we are all “baptismal priests,” we therefore have the ability, and the duty, to turn our own very lives into a sacrifice.
Blessed Solemnity of Saint Joseph! For lack of time to complete any other posts, yet wanting to get a move on the pieces I have in mind for UbiPetrus.com, and to honor St. Joseph, I am posting some extended notes I made on themes in the Acts of the Apostles. Let us begin in the Acts chapter 15. At this juncture of […]
Today is Ash Wednesday. It’s a little late to say happy new year, but I’ll say so anyway, because this is my first blog post this year. There have been lots of “firsts” lately. Anyhow, if you’re reading this, you know it’s also a first for a new blog site. Please say a quick Ave […]