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The Ultimate Giving Tree

Posted by Fr Peter Cipriani on 6/19/18

In today’s readings there are many references to trees that are meant to describe the might of God and the majesty of our created beings and faith:

When thinking over these various images of trees, I was reminded of one of the great children’s classics by Shel Silverstein entitled ... Read More »

"Against Life"

Posted by Fr Peter Cipriani on 6/12/18

In the USA alone, conservative estimates suggest there is still up to 2,000 young lives extinguished each day since the 1973 ruling legalizing abortion. Yes, God is pro-choice but He gave us Free Will and the example of His Incarnate Son to make the RIGHT choice…who says I am ... Read More »

The THING and Corpus Christi

Posted by Fr Peter Cipriani on 6/06/18

I am a big Sci Fi Movie Fan. When I was younger, I saw one of my favorite films and also one of the most terrifying…John Carpenter’s The Thing.

And reflecting on the significance of this weekend’s celebration of Corpus Christi, I realized that more than just a film, ... Read More »

How can this man give us His flesh to eat?

Posted by Fr Peter Cipriani on 6/04/18

In 1263 a German priest stopped at Bolsena while on a pilgrimage to Rome. At that time this priest was suffering a crisis of faith, doubting that Christ was actually present in the consecrated Host. While celebrating Holy Mass, he had barely spoken the words of Consecration when blood ... Read More »

The Thing and Corpus Christi

Posted by Fr Peter Cipriani on 6/04/18

I am a big Sci Fi Movie Fan. When I was younger, I saw one of my favorite films and also one of the most terrifying…John Carpenter’s The Thing.

And reflecting on the significance of this weekend’s celebration of Corpus Christi, I realized that more than just a film, ... Read More »

Orphan Annie and the Trinity

Posted by Fr Peter Cipriani on 5/29/18

The other day, I happened to be watching the remake version of Little Orphan Annie. Who of us are not familiar with this rags to riches story?  Truth is, this is very much our story.

Can we even begin to imagine what it must feel like to be without ... Read More »

Mary Mother of the Church Feast

Posted by Fr Peter Cipriani on 5/21/18

The other day my Niece had a fitting for her Bridal Dress. Standing before that mirror, she was a radiant image of Angelic beauty, as she contemplated the significance of this moment which anticipates that day when she will receive the fullness of her bridegroom’s love.  And not just ... Read More »

Celebrating Athletics Mass

Posted by Fr Peter Cipriani on 5/09/18

I cannot imagine any greater metaphor for life and faith than sports…and not just a metaphor, playing team sports not only allows you an opportunity to improve as an athlete but develop skills that are necessary to be a heroically self-sacrificing person on and off the field…which is precisely ... Read More »

Deliver Us From Evil

Posted by Fr Peter Cipriani on 5/02/18

Read any newspaper or enter into any conversation with someone, there seems like a litany of never ending hardships to discuss and confront in life, and this for some time. Events in Toronto tragically once more reminded us of the fragility of life and how we too easily take ... Read More »

Good Shepherd Good Men

Posted by Fr Peter Cipriani on 4/24/18

The portrait of the shepherd as our Lord envisions it begins, well, at the very beginning. Adam was the first shepherd.  He had his sheep to tend certainly, in fact he had an entire Eden of animals and plants to care for.  After creating Adam in His own image ... Read More »