Tag Archives: 2012

The Answer for Families

“Welcome the presence of the Heart of Christ, entrusting your home to Him. Before the open Heart of Jesus seek to draw from Him the true love that our families need to build up a civilization of love.”   John Paul … Continue reading

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Reflections for Sunday’s Gospel, November 18, 2012

Readings for Sunday, November 18, 2012 Today’s gospel is about the end of the world – the return of Jesus as Judge.  My students ask about the end of the world from time to time.  Watching secular programs on the … Continue reading

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Reflection for the Readings for Sunday, November 4, 2012

Readings for Sunday, November 4, 2012 The levitical priests were many because they were prevented by death from remaining in office… It was fitting that we should have such a high priest: holy, innocent, undefiled, separated from sinners, higher than … Continue reading

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Reflections on the Readings for Sunday, October 28, 2012

Readings for Mass 10/28/12 A different kind of reflection: As Jesus was leaving Jericho with his disciples and a sizable crowd, Bartimaeus, a blind man, the son of Timaeus, sat by the roadside begging. The roads are dusty.  I see … Continue reading

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Reflections for Sunday’s Readings, October 21, 2012

Readings for Sunday, October 21, 2012 All of the readings today point to the crucified Christ.  Jesus tells His two apostles who want to sit on His right and left in the kingdom of heaven that they aren’t prepared to … Continue reading

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Reflections on the Readings for October 14, 2012

Readings for Today In the first reading and in the psalm, we hear about the value of wisdom.  In the Old Testament, Solomon asked for wisdom.  God rewarded this unselfish prayer by giving Solomon wisdom that surpassed all humans at … Continue reading

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Year of Faith

Two days ago, on October 11, 2012, we began a special chapter in the life of our Church.  Pope Benedict XIV declared this year the Year of Faith.  What is faith?  I asked a few friends and family members how … Continue reading

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Reflections on the Readings for Sunday, October 7, 2012

Readings for Sunday, October 7, 2012 I have to admit that I weaseled out of talking with my young teen students about this Sunday’s gospel regarding divorce.  I did not want those who had divorced parents to go home feeling … Continue reading

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Reflection on the Gospel for Sunday, September 30, 2012

Readings for Sunday, September 30, 2012 When I read this passage – At that time, John said to Jesus, “Teacher, we saw someone driving out demons in your name, and we tried to prevent him because he does not follow … Continue reading

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Reflection on Sunday’s Gospel, September 23, 2012

Sunday’s Gospel There is a word in this Sunday’s gospel that bothers me.  It is a tiny, seemingly inconsequential word… and yet it makes all the difference in the world.  It is what our society is suffering from today – … Continue reading

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