Tag Archives: Hatred

Daily Mass: God’s love in the face of riots, looting and fear. Catholic Inspiration

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The stress and tension of the recent riots, compounded by COVID-19 concerns, reveals the crucial need to carry out the love of Christ that we hear about in the Gospel of Mark today.

Mass Readings – Thursday of the 9th Week of the Year


Daily Mass: Confronting hate with the love of Christ. Catholic Inspiration

The Lord offers a sobering lesson in John’s Gospel that when we follow the God’s command to love, the result at times will be hatred from the world.  Our response?  Love….but with both eyes open so that we can address this hatred with the grace of Jesus Christ.

Mass Readings – Saturday of the 5th Week of Easter


Catholic Inspiration Archives

Daily Mass: Faith in the midst of cruelty. Catholic Inspiration

Mass Readings – Saturday of the 17th Week of the Year

The death of John the Baptist is an outrage, a stark example of human cruelty that assaults our sensibilities.  While we acknowledge the presence of violence and hatred in our world we continue to see in the Cross of Christ God’s response: a love that embraces our sins.


Archive of Fr. Andrew’s Podcasts

Daily Mass: Facing the opposition to the Gospel. Catholic Inspiration

Mass Readings – Friday of the 14th Week of the Year

The Lord speaks bluntly when he tells his disciples about the opposition they will encounter: hatred, persecution, suffering, and ridicule will follow them.  And yet this opposition only highlights what’s truly at stake: eternal life!

Archive of Fr. Andrew’s Podcasts

Daily Mass: It’s gonna be hard. Catholic Inspiration

Life is difficult

Fr. Andrew’s Daily Mass Homily Podcast

Mass Readings – Friday of the 14th Week of the Year

Jesus lays it on the line in the Gospel of Matthew, that just as the disciples will be empowered to proclaim the Good News they will also face real opposition as well.  As we offer our lives for the Lord may we call upon the grace we need when times get tough.

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