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June 26 - We are all on the journey to Jerusalem
There is a point in life when we need to decide exactly what and who is important and what and who is not. This might sound harsh but we do indeed go through stages in life as we begin to think of the inevitability of our own mortality and of the mortality of others. More ...
Sunday, June 19, 2016
June 19 - Each day we must pick up our cross
Although not as popular in the Catholic consciousness as it once was, the virtue of “picking up one’s cross” is an essential element in the life of a disciple. While the three synoptic Gospels each record Jesus using this expression, it is uniquely Lucan to add the expression “daily.” More ...
Monday, June 13, 2016
June 12 - We are called to be men and women of mercy
Most people strive to be good people and to do the right thing most of the time. The circumstances in which people live often make this challenging, and there are times when a perceived good in one situation might not be the way that most of us would see it. Nonetheless, most people want good things to happen. More ...
Sunday, June 5, 2016
June 5 - We live in the hope of life eternal
A man who has died, the only son of a widow, is being carried on his bier to burial when Jesus interrupts the procession and raises this man from the dead. This becomes a pivotal point in the ministry of Jesus as his fame spread throughout the region. More ...
Sunday, May 29, 2016
May 29 - The Eucharist is Christ present among us
The mysterious priest Melchizedek appeared to Abraham and offered a sacrifice of bread and wine as a blessing and a thanksgiving to God for the victory which Abraham won in defending his land. More ...
Sunday, May 22, 2016
May 22 - The Trinity is the mystery above all mystery
The Sunday after Pentecost Sunday always affords us the opportunity to reflect in a meaningful way on the Trinity. This is a serious and complicated topic, one that, at least anecdotally, many of us talk about as a “mystery” while remembering some religious sister from our youth a generation or so ago. More ...
Sunday, May 15, 2016
May 15 - The Holy Spirit upsets the balance
It should not be a surprise that God likes to throw us off balance. Popular wisdom says that if you want to make God laugh, just tell God what your plans. More ...
Sunday, May 8, 2016
May 8: We are not really of this world

“Righteous Father, the world also does not know you, but I know you, and they know that you sent me. I made known to them your name and I will make it known, that the love with which you loved me may be in them and I in them.”

This prayer of Jesus at the Last Supper reflects not only the time of our Lord but our time as well. 

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Sunday, May 1, 2016
May 1 - Jesus fulfills the promised New Jerusalem
Jerusalem, the chief religious and political center of ancient (and modern) Israel, exerts a powerful effect on the psyche of the Jewish people. More ...
Sunday, April 24, 2016
April 24 - The Cross is the ultimate expression of the command to love
In his understanding of the teaching of Jesus, the evangelist John draws little attention to direct commands from Jesus. More ...
Sunday, April 17, 2016



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