A Hard Gospel Vs A Soft Gospel

One of the things that priests have to deal with is criticism.  This criticism could be well-intentioned (constructive) or without any purpose (destructive).  Some people like to talk behind the back of others and are not able to bring to a conversation something that is distressing.  As a priest, I received any kind of criticism with love and understanding, even if I … Continue reading A Hard Gospel Vs A Soft Gospel

About Easter Sunday, the Purgatory and other Current Events

Easter Sunday is all about the Resurrection of the Lord.  We are rejoicing and full of gladness because, by the Passion, Death, and Resurrection of Our Lord Jesuschrist, we are saved.  The Resurrection of Christ is a turning point in the history of salvation.  We are immersed in this joyous time of the year.  This … Continue reading About Easter Sunday, the Purgatory and other Current Events

Priestly Vestments: Why Catholic Priests wear Rose on the Third Sunday of Advent?

I took a moment to research about vestments and colors in the liturgical life of the Church.  Today, I will explain the chasuble http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/03639a.htm and its evolution;  then, I will explain why the color rose is used in the liturgy of the Catholic Church. The evolution of the name of what is now today known as chasuble is … Continue reading Priestly Vestments: Why Catholic Priests wear Rose on the Third Sunday of Advent?

The Immaculate Conception of Our Lady of Guadalupe

Since it has been quite a while since I wrote my last reflection, I would like to honor the memory of Our Mother.  The most blessed Virgin Mary was conceived spotless without a trace of original sin.  Based on the evangelist Luke 1:28, “Hail, full of grace” (RSV), means that Mary was always filled with … Continue reading The Immaculate Conception of Our Lady of Guadalupe

Priesthood, the Saints, People-Pleasers and the Sin of Human Respect

A little more than 5 months ago, I was ordained as a priest.  Since then, virtually every single day family members, friends and people that I have met occasionally want from me a favor or something to do for them.  I receive many requests  People's expectations are very high.  Some people want to take me … Continue reading Priesthood, the Saints, People-Pleasers and the Sin of Human Respect