These reflections are a result of more than 40 years of ministry as a Roman Catholic priest. Most of these years I spent in the Diocese of Charlotte which covers Western North Carolina. Now I am retired, and live in Medellín, Colombia where I continue to serve as a priest in the Archdiocese of Medellín.

Thursday, 05 January 2023 00:00

Saint John Neumann, bishop, January 5 (USA)

Everyone who hates his brother is a murderer, and you know that no murderer has eternal life remaining in him. The way we came to know love was that he laid down his life for us; so we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers (and sisters). (1 Jn 3:11-21)
At Christmas we hear a lot about love. Love is fine until it begins to cost us. But it is precisely in what Christ has done for us by laying down his life for us that we learn what love truly is. Saint John Neumann (1811-1860) was the immigrant bishop of Philadelphia, the “City of Brotherly Love.”

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