Keep the Faith Real: The Antidote to Practical Atheism 9

By Fr José LaBoy

I’m always surprised when I see those food products with the labels stating what would seem to be the obvious. Take a carton of milk, for example, where the label says it contains “real” milk. What is it suppose to contain? Not so obvious I guess. In a consumeristic society you can’t always expect that you are really getting what you think you are buying.

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A Good Reason to Read the Catechism of the Catholic Church 5

Fr Jose Laboy

The famous orator, Cicero, once wrote, “Not to know what occurred before you were born is to always remain a child.” Part of maturing and having a strong identity is to know where you come from, your culture, your values. No one starts from scratch.

This quote from Cicero can be applied to Catholics regarding their faith.

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Having Nothing in Order to Have It All 8

By Fr Jose LaBoy

Entering the Kingdom 

“It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for one who is rich to enter the kingdom of God.”

We know from the Gospels that Christ spends most of his public ministry preaching about the Kingdom of heaven. God wants to be the King of our hearts. This is impossible if we are attached to things. More…

God in Three Persons, Blessed Trinity! 6


By Fr Jose LaBoy

The New Testament, in many passages, reveals to us the divine plurality of Father, Son and Holy Spirit. The Synoptic gospels clearly present a Trinity in the Baptism and Transfiguration of Christ. More…

Pentecost: Receiving the Spirit of the Son Reply

By Fr Jose LaBoy, LC

The Easter season ends with the celebration of the Solemnity of Pentecost. Even though it is an ending of a liturgical period, the mystery itself marks a beginning: the life and mission of the Church. More…

“Christ’s Ascension Is Our Uplifting”: St Leo the Great on the Saving Mystery of the Ascension (I) 2

By Fr Jose LaBoy

There are two main perspectives in the homilies of St. Leo the Great on the Ascension: 1) the Ascension as the glorification of Jesus and our uplifting; 2) the importance of this mystery for Christian living. In this first article we will consider the first perspective and see how what happens to Jesus Christ in the Ascension affects us. More…

Beyond Expectation: Becoming Like God Thanks To The Resurrection 2

Fr Jose LaBoy

In the episode of the encounter of Christ with the disciples on their way to Emmaus we find a very enlightening lesson regarding the saving power of the Resurrection. Christ appears to them because they have lost hope in his message, since the events have destroyed, according to them, their expectations. That is why after giving an account of the death of Jesus, his “unfulfilled promises,” they say: “But we were hoping that he would be the one to redeem Israel.” (Lk 24:21) More…

“As the Father Has Sent Me, So I Send You”: Continuing Christ’s Mission 2

The problem with many passages of the Gospel is that they are very simple. We can so easily miss the point. That is why it is necessary to take into account the whole when reading a part, or, at least to take into account other passages of Scripture.

Jesus’ appearances after the Resurrection have a pedagogical role. More…

“Do Not Touch Me!”: Christ Wants Us to Touch Him Spiritually 2

Noli me tangere!

Touch me

One of the major intents of the Risen Christ during the time he spent appearing to the apostles is to make sure they experience him as still being the Jesus they knew but at the same time as somehow different. More…