Today Father talks about the story of Rich man and Lazarus. Even though people do not like to talk about hell it is good to discuss it since it is the penalty of us excluding ourselves from God’s love. Father shares his insights on how the Rich man in the story treated Lazarus both before and after death.
In some parts of the world today the Church is celebrating the feast of Our Lady of Ransom. Father Kubicki tells the compelling story of the origin of this feast day. Mary asked for a new religious order to be formed which is dedicated to helping free those who are enslaved by evil.
Today, on the feast of Saint Padre Pio, Father Kubicki reads some words from Saint Padre Pio about the spiritual life and how to properly discern the different thoughts and feelings that come to us, whether they come from God or the Devil.
With the feast of Saint Padre Pio coming up tomorrow, Father speaks about Saint Padre Pio’s Holiness through his actions regardless of how he felt at any given moment. True holiness is not found in feelings but in how you live your faith despite the ups and downs of our feelings.
Even though we don’t think of Jesus as a troublemaker today, many people in Jesus’ time thought of him as one because of the friends he kept. Today we celebrate the feast of Saint Matthew one of Jesus’ friends who was regarded as a public sinner as tax collector.
In honor of the feast of Saint Andrew Kim and his fellow martyrs who gave their life for the faith, Father tells the story of the start of the Catholic Church in Korea. Father then reads some words from Pope Benedict to the Church in Korea.
Today is the feast of Saint Januarius. There is a relic of Saint Januarius, a bishop from Italy, which is a tube of dried blood. The strange thing is that sometimes his dried blood becomes liquid. As awesome as this miracle is there is a greater miracle going on at Mass in the Eucharist.
Father discusses the parable Jesus told in todays reading. As Jesus tells us about the dishonest steward He doesn’t condone dishonesty but encourages the children of light to be prudent in their dealings with others in the world.
Today is the feast of Saint Robert Bellarmine, A theologian and promoter of the Spiritual Exercises by Ignatius of Loyola. Father reads some words from Saint Robert Bellarmine who reflects on the importance of growing in faith and goodness.
Today is the feast day of Saint Pope Cornelius and Saint Cyprian of Carthage. Both saints suffered and died as Martyrs while defending the faith. Father reads some reflections from Cyprian regarding Christians who were threatened by the roman Empire.