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Sept. 24 - Spiritual jealousy leads to a destructive path
One of the criticisms – fair or unfair – of the millennial generation is a sense of entitlement. To be honest, each generation has its own sense of entitlement both real and imagined. We have expectations of justice and fairness that do not to match reality. More ...
Sunday, September 17, 2017
Sept. 17 - Forgiveness heals both the offender and the offended
When we look around us today we see a great deal of wrath and anger. More ...
Sunday, September 10, 2017
Sept. 10 - Fraternal correction must always be fraternal
The practice of fraternal correction is an ancient one.  It predates Jesus’ instruction to the disciples in the Gospel for this 23rd Sunday of the Year, and it finds a place in the law codes of various religious communities and even in the Church as a whole. More ...
Sunday, September 3, 2017
Sept. 3 - Are you a rock or a stumbling stone?
This Sunday’s Gospel is a continuation of the same conversation that Jesus was having with his disciples last week. Jesus has just addressed Simon and named him Peter, the Rock upon which he would build his Church. More ...
Monday, August 28, 2017
Aug. 27 - Peter stands as a model of discernment and courage in faith
Over the course of the Gospel passages of the past several weeks we have seen Simon Peter emerging as an important figure among the disciples of Jesus. More ...
Sunday, August 20, 2017
Aug. 20 - A Canaanite woman interrupts Jesus' vacation
Many of us are staring at the last weeks of summer vacation. We all need to take a break from the familiar and routine in our lives. While we know that Jesus often went to the mountains to pray we never quite think of him and the disciples relaxing. Did Jesus ever take a vacation? More ...
Sunday, August 13, 2017
Aug. 13 - We cannot walk on water alone
Jesus walks on water. The disciples are in the boat crossing the Sea of Galilee overnight and Jesus, who chose to stay behind to pray, walks past them on the water, heading to the shore. More ...
Sunday, August 6, 2017
Aug. 6 - Peter acknowledges Jesus in the moment of the Transfiguration
The Feast of the Transfiguration occurs every year on Aug. 6, and it is so significant to the liturgical cycle that it supplants an ordinary Sunday liturgy. More ...
Monday, July 31, 2017
July 30 - In asking for wisdom, Solomon seeks to know the mind of God

Imagine being Solomon. Here is he, a young man when he becomes king of Israel.

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Sunday, July 23, 2017
July 23 - Jesus offers the promise of the kingdom of heaven to his followers
Outside of the parables of Jesus on the kingdom of heaven, we tend not to think (or write) that often about the kingdom. More ...
Sunday, July 16, 2017



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