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The Holy Spirit, the source of all gifts in the Church

The Holy Spirit, the source of all gifts in the Church

Solemnity of Pentecost, John 20:19-23 (B) May 24, 2015 By Fr. Sal Putzu, SDB AN extraordinary outpouring of the divine Spirit on all mankind had been foretold by the prophet Joel (see Jl 3:1-5), but the effect of the fulfillment of such a prophecy went beyond every expectation. PENTECOST was not just a matter of [...]

Sent to carry on Christ’s evangelizing mission

  Ascension of the Lord,  Jn 17:11b-19 (B) 49th World Communications Sunday May 17, 2015 THE glorification of Christ at his Ascension ushered in the time of the Church–the time of the proclamation of the Gospel addressed to all peoples through the cracking voice of men who were themselves frail and sinful. By human standards, [...]

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What makes us one with God and neighbor

6th Sunday of Easter, John 15:9-17  (B) Mother’s Day, May 10, 2015 There is in us an instinctive selfishness – an unmistakable sign of the deep wound inflicted on all the descendants of Adam by original sin. It is a wound continuously kept open by all subsequent sins. Because of this, we often feel tempted [...]

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Gift and challenge:  to be one in Christ  and with Christ

5th Sunday of Easter, John 15:1-18 (B) Feast of Christ, King of Divine Mercy May 3, 2015 By Fr. Sal Putzu, SDB THE claim, “Apart from me, you can do nothing,” would sound empty or offensive and off-putting even on the lips of the most popular leader. Yet, when it comes to Jesus, we have [...]

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“Junior Good Shepherds” today

4th Sunday of Easter, John 10:11-18 (B) Good Shepherd Sunday April 26, 2015 By Fr. Sal Putzu, SDB BEING mostly a shepherding people, Israel enjoyed thinking of the Lord as its divine “Shepherd.” The pious Jews expressed their trust in God’s providential care and protection by singing: “The Lord is my shepherd. I shall want [...]

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The Risen Christ opens for us the  treasures of the Scriptures

3rd Sunday of Easter, Luke 24:35-48 (B) April 19, 2015 By Fr. Sal Putzu, SDB ALL pious Jews, including the disciples of Christ, were familiar with the content of the sacred writings. But although they knew the prophecies about the Messiah, they were unable to understand a very important part of their essential message—the mission [...]

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Believing and witnessing to the reality of  the resurrection

2nd Sunday of Easter, John 20L19-31 (B) Feast of Christ, King of Divine Mercy April 12, 2015 By Fr. Sal Putzu, SDB WHO could blame Thomas for his refusal to believe what his co-disciples were saying about the apparition of the risen Jesus? He was a concrete, “positive” man. To believe what his friends were [...]

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EASTER SUNDAY April 5, 2015 By Fr. Sal Putzu, SDB THE Resurrection is, first of all, an event that concerns Jesus Christ. He experienced it in all its transforming vitality, just as he had experienced the destructive power of sin in his agony and death. The resurrection can be seen as “God’s greatest comeback” in [...]

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Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion, Mark 14:1 – 15:47 (B) “Alay Kapwa” Sunday, March 29, 2015 By Fr. Sal Putzu, SDB JESUS’ entry into Jerusalem was the first scene in the last act of his life. That was a day of glory in his life, the apex of his popularity. It could have been [...]

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5th Sunday of Lent, John 11:1-45 (B) March 22, 2015 By Fr. Sal Putzu, SDB VALUABLE items have a high price. Important achievements are the crowning of courage, determination, effort, and perseverance. Medals, whether gained in sports, civil service or war time are never a formality. Behind that small piece of metal there lies a [...]

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4th Sunday of Lent, John 3:14-21 (B) March 15, 2015 By Fr. Sal Putzu, SDB FATHERS are expected to be loving, forgiving, and selfless. Unfortunately, not a few fall short of this expectation. And even the very good ones sometimes do fail, due to the weakness of human nature. There is only one father who [...]

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3rd Sunday of Lent, John 2:13-25 (B) March 8, 2015 By Fr. Sal Putzu, SDB FOR centuries, the Temple of Jerusalem had been the pride of all Jews, the heart of the nation, the foundation of their firm trust in God’s protection against all enemies. Like all pious Jews, Jesus loved the Temple. In it [...]

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2nd Sunday of Lent, Mark 9:2-10 (B) March 1, 2015 By Fr. Sal Putzu, SDB THE transfiguration was a momentous event in the life of Jesus and his disciples because it revealed to them his divine identity as well as a very important aspect of his mission. All those who had met him, but especially [...]

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1st Sunday of Lent, Mark 1:12-15 (B) Migrants’ Sunday, February 22, 2015 By Fr. Sal Putzu, SDB LENT is a long journey with a clear purpose and a wonderful destination: sharing in the life of grace, the fruit of Christ’s passion and resurrection. It is a quest for a fuller life, or—for those who have [...]

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Ash Wednesday, Matthew 6:1-6, 16-18 (B) Start of the Lenten Season, February 18, 2015 By Fr. Sal Putzu, SDB Lent should not be a season of sterile mourning over an irredeemable past characterized by sin and failure. Rather, it should be a time for honest self-evaluation and discernment, a time for prayer, and a time [...]

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6th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Mark 1:40-45 (B) February 15, 2015 By Fr. Sal Putzu, SDB AIDS is the terror of so many people these days. Those affected by it are often avoided and condemned to isolation. This rejection by society makes the suffering of the AIDS victims even bitter. And one can only wish [...]

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