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Jan. 29 - There is power in meekness
The Sermon on the Mount opens with the Beatitudes – Jesus’s succinct definition of the demands of the New Covenant that he is forging with his disciples. As Moses on Mount Sinai delivered the Law, Jesus on Mount Tabor delivers the fulfillment of the Law. More ...
Sunday, January 22, 2017

Jan. 22 - The Light of Christ overcomes the darkness of the world
A new and challenging time has begun in our country and our world. Some people are excited about the opportunities that are ahead while others are approaching these same opportunities with a sense of angst. This is a time, perhaps unlike any other, and yet not dissimilar at all. More ...
Sunday, January 15, 2017
Jan. 15 - The Lamb of God takes away the sin of the world
As we begin this period of Ordinary Time leading up to the beginning of the Lenten Season on March 1, we are challenged by John the Baptizer to “behold the Lamb of God." More ...
Sunday, January 8, 2017
January 8 - Like the Magi, we are all on a pilgrim journey
When these strange figures called the magi embarked on their arduous journey to find the “newborn king of the Jews” they were unsure as to what they would find. While certainly familiar with the legends and history of the ancient Jewish people and their kings, they would have had little sense of their present political and religious reality.  More ...
Monday, January 2, 2017
Jan 1 - Mary is the eternal mother of all humanity because she Is the mother of God
Mary, the Mother of God, a title which we as Catholics allow to easily roll off our tongues in prayer and affirmation of faith, is a title with a fascinating history. More ...
Sunday, December 25, 2016
Dec. 25 - Jesus Christ leads us to overcome alienation in the world
As we celebrate this great Solemnity of the Nativity of our Lord we are struck with the starkness of the event itself. More ...
Sunday, December 18, 2016
Dec. 18 - Jesus stands in the lineage of David
The Fourth Sunday of Advent introduces us to Emmanuel, the name of the child-to-be-born of Joseph and Mary. More ...
Sunday, December 11, 2016
Dec. 11 - John is the model of discipleship even from prison
Two of the disciples of John the Baptizer visit him in prison. They must have placed much stock in John as the prophet who would usher in the new age and bring about the restoration of Israel as a nation. More ...
Sunday, December 4, 2016
Dec. 4 - John the Baptizer challenges us on our Advent journey
While John the Baptizer is a beloved figure in the Christian tradition, we generally know very little about him.  More ...
Sunday, November 27, 2016
Nov. 27 - We are preparing for the peaceable kingdom of heaven
As we enter the Season of Advent we begin our preparations for the Nativity of the Lord not by reflecting on the beautiful passages of the Annunciation to the Virgin Mary and St. Joseph, instead we are confronted with the image of the coming “Day of the Lord.” More ...
Sunday, November 20, 2016
Nov. 20 - The Kingdom of God is about mercy
This Sunday, on the Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe, we celebrate the end of the Extraordinary Year of Mercy. It is the final Sunday of Ordinary Time and we bring to closure the three-year reflection on salvation history. More ...
Sunday, November 13, 2016

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