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Nov. 29 - The end is still near
The First Sunday of Advent always draws our attention to the theme of the coming of the end of history.  More ...
Sunday, November 22, 2015

Nov. 22 - The kingdom is not of this world
As we observe on this last Sunday of the Liturgical Year, the Solemnity of Christ the King, our Gospel draws our attention to the important scene in John’s Passion Narrative where Jesus and Pilate speak with one another. More ...
Sunday, November 15, 2015
Nov 15 - The Kingdom of God happens in God's time, not ours
We are living in dangerous times. Much of the current political and social rhetoric carry ominous sounding scenarios. More ...
Sunday, November 8, 2015
Nov. 8 - A few small coins can build a magnificent temple
It is not unusual to hear someone remark that they only wish they could win the lottery so that they could make a significant contribution to one cause or another. More ...
Sunday, November 1, 2015
Nov. 1 - All Saints Day challenges us to become saints
The Solemnity of All Saints is one of those great feasts of the Church, having been celebrated at least since the second century. More ...
Sunday, October 25, 2015
Oct. 25 - Are we Bartimaeus or are we in the crowd?
Bartimaeus, a blind man, cries out to Jesus seeking healing. All he wants is to see. The crowd around him tries repeatedly to silence him.  More ...
Sunday, October 18, 2015
Oct. 18 In Pope Francis we see the servant of God at work in the world
The readings for this week focus our attention on the suffering servant of God. This image, unique to the prophet Isaiah, carries much significance as we turn our attention to Jesus. More ...
Sunday, October 11, 2015
Oct. 11 - How many among us are like the rich young man?
Many social commentators both inside and outside the Church, lament the attitudes of the millennial generation. They are entitled, selfish, over protected and lack any initiative as their parents supply everything for them and smooth over all the bumps in the road. In short, this is the worst generation ever! More ...
Tuesday, October 6, 2015
Oct. 4 - Jesus welcomes the children, but do we?
It is no doubt by design that, as we open the Synod on the Family this weekend that the readings for the Liturgy are focused on the complementarity of man and woman and the indissolubility of marriage. This makes, certainly, for an interesting backdrop as the bishops assemble with the pope for this fourteenth general synod. More ...
Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Sept. 27 - We welcome the Holy Father in person and in his message
This Sunday, Pope Francis celebrates Mass for the World Meeting of Families. Most of us will be following some or all of the events on television. Expectations for the event are high and whenever this is the case the opportunities for disappointment are equally elevated. More ...
Sunday, September 20, 2015
Sept.20 - We are called to assume the greatness of a child
The three readings for this Mass on the 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time express a common theme with great emphasis: there is no room for pride or personal ambition among the disciples of Jesus.   More ...
Sunday, September 13, 2015

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