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We are judged on the merits of our lives

Second Sunday of Easter Fr. Anthony Brankin


The Sunday after Easter and the glow of from the Resurrection has not dimmed. Our meditations about the Resurrection of Jesus—the promise of life eternal, the hope of our own resurrection—the implications for our own lives have actually increased. God loves us so much that He would […]

Mercy is not some cheap routine, it requires justice

Fifth Sunday of Lent Fr. Anthony Brankin

I have to apologize. I know that this is the Jubilee Year of Mercy proclaimed by Pope Francis. And I know that the Pope requested that every parish remain open on Friday for twenty-four hours of confession—kind of a festival of mercy. Well, I admit that we did […]

What – God is not Merciful?

Feast of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph Deacon Robert Banet

God is not merciful.

What do you mean, God is not merciful! Don’t you know this the Year of Mercy?

Hold on, Steve, I know about the Year of Mercy. I just said that to get your attention.

Well, you’ve got it.