Gospel Reflection

Consider that the crowd was pressing upon Jesus but the disciples couldn’t tell a press from a touch when the woman…

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13th Sunday in Ordinary Time | Year B

John Steinbeck wrote about Jim Casy and Tom Joad traveling to California looking for a better life in a land…

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12th Sunday in Ordinary Time | Year B

We get the word automatic from the Greek mentioned in our Gospel from Mark 4:28, “Of its own accord the…

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11th Sunday in Ordinary Time | Year B

General Douglas MacArthur wrote that there are 4 things necessary to win any battle. One is strength– We hear Mark…

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10th Sunday in Ordinary Time | Year B

Corpus Christi Sunday is about clarifying and being inspired by the Eucharist: E.g., During the Fraction rite at Mass, before the “Behold…

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The Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ (Corpus Christi) | Year B

Today’s Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity is tailor-made for preachers who like homilies with three points! Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, what more could I ask?…

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The Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity | Year B

At Pentecost, the room shook and wind blew and the whole room crackled with the Holy Spirit’s electric presence. In the…

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Pentecost Sunday | Year B

My seminary Bible teacher said, “The Apostle’s flunked their final exam!” In our First Reading, after all the time they spent with the Lord– both…

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The Ascension of the Lord | Year B

There is a joke that asks, “What do you call a book club that’s been stuck on the same book…

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Sixth Sunday of Easter | Year B

I-IT and I-THOU to symbolize relationships is Martin Buber’s great contribution to Christians as a Jewish religious philosopher, especially regarding…

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Fifth Sunday of Easter | Year B

Good Shepherds have a heart for their flock Jeremiah 3:15.  E.g. Since ancient times, shepherds have made music to calm their flocks, scare off predators,…

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Good Shepherd Sunday | Year B