Tag Archive | Pope John Paul II

What does it take to give up everything for Christ?

Homily for Youth Mass (Bendigo, Australia) Giving up everything for Christ Four years ago, a young man made an international headline because of his surprising move to give up his very promising career and entered the seminary to become a Catholic priest. Chase Hilgenbrinck, a very promising soccer-player who made it to the Major League […]

Getting in touch with our only true Vine…

Easter V B 2012 Readings There are several passages in the Old Testament where Israel is presented as the vineyard of the Lord. In Isaiah XXVII, for instance, we read: Sing of the delightful vineyard! I the Lord am its keeper; every moment I water it for fear its leaves should fall; night and day I […]

Which voice will the young people of the twenty-first century choose to follow? B. JP II

“Which voice will the young people of the twenty-first century choose to follow? To put your faith in Jesusmeans choosing to believe what HE says no matter how strange it may seem, and choosing to reject the claims of evil no matter how sensible or attractive they may seem.” ( BL. JPII- Globe and Mail– 25 […]