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Second Sunday of Advent

Dear Friends in Christ, To worship God, to proclaim the Gospel, and to serve those in need. The Church’s entire mission can be summarized in these three categories of action, and it is a perennial challenge for Christians to keep all three of these parts in harmony and creative interaction. Some Catholics can become so… Read more »

Sunday 10 December 2017

First Sunday of Advent

Dear Friends in Christ, The Eighth Principle of Evangelical Catholicism states that “All the baptized are sent in the Great Commission to be witnesses of Christ to others and must be equipped by the Church to teach the Gospel in word and deed. An essential dimension of true discipleship is the willingness to invite others… Read more »

Sunday 3 December 2017

Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe

Dear Friends in Christ, The Seventh Principle of Evangelical Catholicism states that “Being a follower of Christ requires moving from being a Church member by convention to a Christian disciple by conviction. This transformation demands that we consciously accept the Gospel as the measure of our entire lives, rather than attempting to measure the Gospel… Read more »

Sunday 26 November 2017

Thirty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

Dear Friends in Christ, The Sixth Principle of Evangelical Catholicism states that “Receiving the Sacraments without receiving the Gospel leads to superstition rather than living faith, and the Church must therefore take great care to ensure that those who receive the Sacraments also receive the Gospel in its integrity and entirety. Consequently, before Baptism, Confirmation,… Read more »

Sunday 19 November 2017

Thirty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

Dear Friends in Christ, The Fifth Principle of Evangelical Catholicism states that “The sacred liturgy, through which the seven Sacraments are celebrated and the Hours of praise are prayed, makes present to us the saving mysteries of the Lord Jesus. The liturgy must therefore be celebrated in such a way that the truth of the… Read more »

Sunday 12 November 2017

Thirty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time

Dear Friends in Christ, The Fourth Principle of Evangelical Catholicism states that “Through Word and Sacrament we are drawn by grace into a transforming union with the Lord Jesus, and having been justified by faith we are called to sanctification and equipped by the Holy Spirit for the good works of the new creation. We… Read more »

Sunday 5 November 2017

Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Dear Friends in Christ, The Third Principle of Evangelical Catholicism states that “The seven Sacraments of the New Covenant are divinely instituted instruments of grace given to the Church as the ordinary means of sanctification for believers. Receiving the Sacraments regularly and worthily is essential to the life of grace, and for this reason, faithful… Read more »

Sunday 29 October 2017

Twenty-Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Dear Friends in Christ, The Second Principle of Evangelical Catholicism states that “The Gospel of Jesus Christ is divine revelation, not human wisdom, and the Gospel is given to us in Sacred Scripture and Sacred Tradition which together constitute a single divine deposit of faith transmitted authentically and authoritatively by the Bishops in full communion… Read more »

Sunday 22 October 2017

Twenty-Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Dear Friends in Christ, The First Principle of Evangelical Catholicism states that “The Lord Jesus Christ is the crucified and risen Savior of all mankind, and no human person can fully understand his life or find his dignity and destiny apart from a personal friendship with the Lord Jesus. It is not enough to know… Read more »

Sunday 15 October 2017

Twenty-Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time

Dear Friends in Christ, In 2003 I drafted the Principles of Evangelical Catholicism to help shape our common life as a spiritual family, and I offer these principles to help us all become mature Christian disciples who are committed by the grace of conversion to a life of right belief, right worship, and right conduct…. Read more »

Sunday 8 October 2017