19 Dec December 2022 Reflection – Michael McFarland SJ

The lights, the music, the elaborate displays and decorations, the manger scenes, the cookies and other treats specially made for the occasion, going together to church and to visit families and friends, the caroling, all speak to a unique special occasion filled with joy, beauty...

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25 Oct October 2022 Reflection – Michael McFarland SJ

It was inspiring to see students from every different background, diocesan seminarians and priests, men and women from a wide variety of religious orders, and lay people, from every race and culture, working together in harmony, caring for and supporting one another in a common...

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22 Aug August 2022 Reflection – Michael McFarland SJ

In last month’s Gregorian University Foundation’s Distinguished Lecture, Rev. Robert Geisinger, SJ, canon law professor at the Gregorian University, who himself received his licentiate and doctorate in canon law at the Gregorian, spoke about the recent updates to the Church’s penal code....

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21 Jun June 2022 Reflection – Michael McFarland SJ

Next week on June 29, we celebrate the feast of the Apostles Peter and Paul. We recognize them as the two pivotal figures in the establishment and spread of the Church and as model witnesses to the Gospel of Jesus Christ. As we celebrate their...

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23 May May 2022 Reflection – Michael McFarland SJ

It was a time marked by the great growth of the nascent church, not just through increases in numbers but also through a constant expansion of its horizons, so that it went from a small sect within the Jewish community in Jerusalem to a movement...

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