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Author - Fr Andrew Gronotte LC

Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day

Happy Mother’s Day! After having thanked all our mothers today for all they have done for us, we can turn our minds also to a mother of whom we can often forget, Mother Church! The readings today brought her to mind for me. The apostles who are...

Christ the Gate

Christ the Gate

Today the gospel tells us that Christ is the gate and the shepherd. We are the flock. We need our shepherd to guide us to heaven. We need to stay close to Him and also stay as a group to protect one another. The sheep is defenseless if it strays. We...

Walking with Christ

Walking with Christ

Jesus in the gospel today finds his disciples walking away from Jerusalem. At times, we can think that all seems to be going really well, but all the sudden a fork in the road appears and we continue along the path that seems to be the surest, where...

Rise

Rise

The fact that Jesus rose Lazarus from the dead is a sign of the life that Christ came to give us. He tells Martha, his sister, that he not only will have him rise on the last day, but that he will make him rise now. The life that Christ wants to...

Touch of Christ

Touch of Christ

After the Transfiguration, Matthew tells us that “Christ came and touched them.” Through his touch, He reassures them taking away their fears, “Do not be afraid.” Christ’s touch heals, purifies and consecrates. The experience the disciples had at...

Temptation

Temptation

Lent can be similar to going to war. As Christ shows us, He goes to the desert to fight temptation. We have three enemies: The devil, the world and our flesh. These enemies usually attack in three ways, as they did for Christ: Sensuality (the...

The Kingdom of God

The Kingdom of God

This morning as I read the readings about how God won’t forget and how He will take care of our every need, I have to say I was tempted to doubt if that was true as I thought of the those starving in Africa and those Christians suffering in the...

Holiness

Holiness

Christ today challenges us with perfection. To be perfect means to be Holy, as the first reading tells us, to be holy because God is Holy. The old law presents us with a whole list of things that make someone or something impure. There was only one...

Salt and Light

Salt and Light

Christ tells us we are salt and light. As I was driving up to Detroit today there was a lot of salt on the road. This salt thawed the ice that was on the roads. We also are called to thaw the frozen hearts of humanity so that His grace can produce...