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Reflections on Today’s Readings, Sunday, October 12, 2014

Readings for Sunday, October, 12, 2014 It’s funny that I’ve been repeating St. Paul’s word to the Philippians to myself all week.  “I can do all things in Him who strengthens me.”  I’ve also been reminded of words from John’s … Continue reading

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Reflection for the Readings for Sunday, September 28, 2014

Readings for Sunday, September 28th This Sunday’s readings bring a few key concepts to mind for me: Virtue Integrity Relativism In the first reading, when the Lord says, “You say that my ways are unfair…” I thought of the rot … Continue reading

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Reflections for Today’s Readings, Sunday, July 20, 2014

Today’s Readings In the first reading, we learn all about the immensity of God’s mercy.  My concern in these modern times is that we depend too much on God’s mercy.  God is merciful when we are repentant – key word … Continue reading

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Reflection on Readings for Sunday, March 9, 2014

Readings for Sunday, March 9 Where has our sense of repentance gone?  What ever happened to “offering it up?”  It’s not just kids nowadays who are out of touch with sacrifice, but adults as well.  We live in an age … Continue reading

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Are We in End Times?

My reflection on the Readings for Sunday, November 17, 2013.   The sun will be darkened, and the moon will turn red as blood before the great and terrible day of the Lord comes.  Joel 2: 31   There have … Continue reading

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Reflection on the Readings for Sunday, April 21, 2013

Readings for Sunday, April 21st My students often ask me the question, “If Jesus was Jewish, then why aren’t we Jewish?” I guess that question makes sense.   I tell them how Jesus was the one prophesied about in 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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Gospel Reflection for Sunday, September 16, 2012

  Gospel reading for Sunday, September 16, 2012   Mark 8:  27-35     In today’s gospel reading, Jesus admonishes Peter for asserting his own will that Jesus not suffer and die.  Jesus doesn’t hold back when He says, “Get … Continue reading

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Reading Reflections for Sunday, September 25th

Mass Readings for Sunday, September 25th The first reading for tomorrow reminds us of a very important truth – Our God is total justice, but He is also total mercy.  We don’t always understand His mysterious ways, and He is … Continue reading

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