The calling of Matthew itself is so quick in this Gospel reading that it takes all of one verse.
People got upset. Last week the Associated Press ran a story about an elderly man in Seattle who was dying of cancer and decided to get help to end his life.
Christ is made present in many ways among His people, and in a particular way through His priests, as they are called to be conformed to Him.
Fifty years is such a short time in the life of the Church. But like all anniversaries, this one is an opportunity to stop and recall Christ, our foundation, and to evaluate our faithfulness to His call.
“I believe in the Father Almighty, Creator of Heaven and Earth...” These are familiar words we say on Sundays when we gather for Mass to worship God and declare the great works of the Lord.