Gospel Reflection

Today could be called the Sunday of the Three Mountains. “Take your son Isaac, your only one, whom you love, and go…

Read more

2nd Sunday of Lent | Year B

He was among wild beasts (Mark 1:3). This is no Garden of Eden. Jackals, “wild dogs, cheetahs, spotted hyenas and…

Read more

First Sunday in Lent | Year B

In the film “Dead Man Walking,” there is a striking moment of contrasting pastoral styles. As the condemned prisoner, Matthew…

Read more

6th Sunday in Ordinary Time | Year B

We hear in Mark 1:29 today that “Jesus entered the house of Simon [Peter] and Andrew.” A team of archaeologists…

Read more

5th Week in Ordinary Time | Year B

The early monks knew about the tactics that demons use to tempt us: The first method is social, the demons…

Read more

4th Sunday in Ordinary Time | Year B

How to catch a fish.  Cast, get a bite, and try to hook it; loose it; say something emotional, sit…

Read more

Third Sunday in Ordinary Time | Year B

John the Baptist points out that his cousin, Jesus, was the sacrificial lamb who was to be a substitute for…

Read more

Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

We hear Isaiah 60:1 in our First Reading; “Your light has come,” (60:1). God has come in Christ as the…

Read more

The Epiphany of the Lord

The Holy Family was holy but each one had their challenges. Don’t forget Mary’s question—“Child, why have you done this to us?” (Luke 2:48) when Jesus stayed behind…

Read more

Feast of The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph

Fourth Sunday of Advent  “Jesus is our Savior, why give Mary any attention?  Mary, too, needed a savior. She says that her spirit…

Read more

4th Sunday of Advent

634 words  “Rejoice (Gaudete) in the Lord always.” (Second Reading)  J.O.Y. is Jesus, Others, You. In Philippians 4, St. Paul…

Read more

Third Sunday of Advent

The first advent voice says “Prepare the way of the Lord.” Frank kept the strangest of Christmas lists. He called it “My…

Read more

2nd Sunday of Advent