Feast of the Body and Blood of Christ – A

Ethiopia suffered a terrible famine during the years 1984 to 1986.  The late Cardinal Hume of Westminster tells about an incident that happened when he visited Ethiopia in the middle of the famine.  One of the places he visited was a settlement up in the hills where the people were waiting for food which was unlikely to arrive.  He was taken there in a helicopter.  Continue reading

Third Sunday of Easter – A

The author John Shea distinguishes three different movements in the mass.  First, you gather the folks, then you tell the stories and finally you break the bread.  This is what we do every Sunday and this is what happens with the disciples on the road to Emmaus.  Many scholars have taken up this story as a great example of what every mass should be like. Continue reading