Verbum Domini
Father Michael Najim
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“Do you love me?” In this Sunday’s gospel, Jesus asks Peter this question three times. Most scripture scholars agree that the reason Jesus asked Peter three times was so that Peter would be … more
The pre-eminence, in fact, the pre-dominance, oh let’s not beat around the bush, the primacy of St. Peter in the Christian Scriptures is glaringly evident. In the first reading from the Acts of … more
On Good Friday afternoon as I drove to visit a dying friend, I listened to Father Raymond de Souza on the Catholic Channel preach on the Seven Last Words that Jesus spoke from the cross. Father de … more
Jacques Fesch was born on April 6, 1930. He was a school dropout, but his father, a wealthy banker, found him a good-paying job at the bank. Soon he got tired of his job and quit, and with his … more
During the Monday through Wednesday liturgies of Holy Week, we listen to the three gospel passages that afford us the opportunity to meditate on the parts of Christ’s body that were “pierced for … more
In the 1929 Rose Bowl, California’s Roy Riegels recovered a Georgia Tech fumble and ran 65 yards the wrong way, eventually costing his team the game. At halftime Roy expected Coach Clarence Price … more
“What did I do to deserve this?” “Is God punishing me for some sin that I committed?” “I must have done something wrong, that’s why this is happening to me.” “God must be … more
Every once in a while I enjoy going on a hike. Besides being good exercise, there’s a real sense of accomplishment I feel when I’ve made it to the top of the mountain and spend time taking in the … more
One evening an old Cherokee told his grandson about the battle that goes on inside people. He said, “My son, the battle is between two wolves inside us all. One is Evil – It is anger, envy, … more
Our social interactions can be superficial at times. “How’s it going?” “Pretty good. You?” “Doing well.” “Great. Enjoy the day.” Now, there’s nothing wrong with a … more
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