Gospel Reflection

On the First Sunday of Advent, we light the first candle, traditionally called the Candle of Hope to remember to…

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First Sunday of Advent

Today on Christ the King we recall that the essential character of kingship means personal allegiance to one person. To…

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The Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe

Jesus speaks of the Temple adorned with costly stones that would be completely destroyed. In 70 A.D. the Roman army…

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Thirty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time; Three huge stones of Jesus Christ

One of my seminary professors said that it’s easy to remember who the Sadducees were because since they denied that…

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Thirty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time

Zacchaeus sure did come down quickly when Jesus asked him to because Jesus said, “for today I must stay at…

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Thirty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time

Our Gospel today begins with some challenging words, “to those who were convinced of their own righteousness and despised everyone else.” There’s…

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Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time

The powerless widow doesn’t have a chance against this powerful  judge. Likewise, in our First Reading, the inadequacy of Moses:…

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Twenty-ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Luke 17:11 says that Jesus “traveled through Samaria and Galilee.” Jesus grew up in Nazareth, which was around Galilee, his…

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Twenty-eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Hebrews 11:1 calls faith “the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things unseen.” Faith does involves trust, as…

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Twenty-seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time, C

We heard today from Luke 16:21, which says “Dogs even used to come and lick his sores.” Admittedly, the grammatical…

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Twenty-sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time, C

In the course of this week’s Gospel, the Lord Jesus tells us in no uncertain terms the demands and the…

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Gospel Commentary for the 13th Sunday in ordinary Time, Year C      

Christ in Our Neighborhood             The feast of Corpus Christi, the Body of the Lord, brings with it one of…

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Commentary for Corpus Christi