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The True Gift of Christmas

(13) Comments | Posted December 21, 2012 | 10:34 AM

Christmas is the yearly celebration of the birth of Jesus, but it is truly a gift that we must experience each day. I share with you and all my readers the following thoughts -- based on a meditation by an anonymous author -- which enlighten us during the busy holiday...

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El verdadero regalo de la Navidad

(15) Comments | Posted December 16, 2012 | 11:02 PM

Navidad es la celebración del nacimiento de Jesús; pero es un regalo que podemos vivir todos los días. Comparto contigo y con todos mis lectores la siguiente reflexión - basada en una meditación anónima - que nos hace mucho bien en estas fiestas, ya que resume el verdadero significado de...

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Our Commitment to Justice Requires Letting Go of Fear

(0) Comments | Posted July 16, 2012 | 12:48 PM

A sermon given on July 10, entitled 'Remembering Bartolomé de las Casas: Tireless Advocate for Justice.'

In the name of God: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Amen.

I am so blessed and so happy to be here. While this is only my second General Convention, I have to tell you...

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Who Is Responsible for Secrecy in the Legionaries of Christ?

(0) Comments | Posted May 26, 2012 | 8:59 PM

The news that Father Alavaro Corcuera (General Director of the Legionaries of Christ) apologized on May 22, 1012 for keeping secret the situation surrounding Father Thomas Williams may have come as a surprise to most people familiar with The Legionaries and Regnum Christi.

Be assured that Father Corcuera is...

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Lenten Journey

(6) Comments | Posted March 12, 2012 | 11:40 AM

In our fast-paced world, it is always a challenge to focus on our spiritual lives and the discipline required to make Lent a truly special time of personal growth and on-going conversion. Prayer, being more generous (traditionally referred to as "giving alms") and fasting are the traditional marks of these...

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Didn't We Almost Have It All: Our Search for Happiness and Fulfillment

(13) Comments | Posted February 23, 2012 | 12:50 PM

One of the most popular songs of the legendary singer Whitney Houston was "Didn't We Almost Have It All." My days as a teenage disc-jockey almost always come back to me when the words of an old song have some special meaning for life's circumstances. Days ago, when the world...

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The Bishop, His Hidden Relationship and His Teenage Children

(34) Comments | Posted January 5, 2012 | 3:22 PM

It's puzzling to see the harsh reactions to Bishop Gabino Zavala's resignation as Auxiliary Bishop of Los Angeles after his admission that he fathered two teenage children as a consequence of a hidden sexual relationship with their mother -- the Bishop's secret girlfriend. I was determined to pray for Bishop...

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Missing, Gone or Disappeared by the Church: Where Are These Priests?

(44) Comments | Posted September 19, 2011 | 4:17 PM

One of the issues I address in my personal memoir, "Dilemma: A Priest's Struggle with Faith and Love," which has caused a significant degree of controversy among certain Roman Catholic circles, is the way the institutional church deals with priests. I highlight especially those moments of personal crisis when priests...

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Lessons from the Casey Anthony Case

(26) Comments | Posted July 6, 2011 | 10:48 PM

What can young parents learn from the outcome of the Casey Anthony case?

Nothing.

As a priest, I have been to family court with good parents whose children have been taken away with little evidence of wrongdoing and often put under the care of the state, mostly due to...

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The Religion of Fear is Growing

(9) Comments | Posted May 16, 2011 | 2:13 PM

Prepare your luggage because according to a pastor that hosts a popular program on a Christian radio station, on May 21, 2011 the world as you know it will end. Once again, the world is ending!

I say once again because these predictions that "the world is ending" on...

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Bill O'Reilly and His Particular Interest In Hell

(145) Comments | Posted April 29, 2011 | 1:41 PM

I don't believe anyone needs to be a theologian to discuss issues like heaven, hell and other fascinating religious topics. The fact is that most of us have some sort of "religious" upbringing, or at least, a few ideas about theology that come from all kinds of sources from religion...

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Burning Holy Books Will Not Burn the Hatred in Human Hearts

(31) Comments | Posted April 6, 2011 | 3:13 PM

As people who live in a pluralistic society that values diversity and freedom, I believe we must unite and denounce the burning of any holy book, regardless of what creed or religious tradition it may involve. I do think most of us agree that what the now-infamous Pastor Jones allowed...

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We Are All Americans, but Not Enough of Us Know That

(16) Comments | Posted March 23, 2011 | 2:21 PM

As someone who is proud to have been born an American citizen, with a Latino background, I was very pleased to hear the president of the United States speaking in Chile and acknowledging that "We are all Americans", referring to the fact that South, Central and North America...

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'Culture of Secrecy' Alive and Well in the Roman Catholic Church

(51) Comments | Posted February 7, 2011 | 11:38 AM

A document questioning the Roman Catholic Church's position on mandatory celibacy signed by Father Joseph Ratzinger (today Pope Benedict XVI) along with several other German theologians, including a couple that are now Cardinals, has just been released after 41 years in hiding. Where was it and how did they hide...

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