Sunday Reflection

  • Problems with corporate wealth

    Sep 23, 2016

    We hate to be reminded of the idiocy of our practices: rewarding our entertainers with lavish bounty while resenting the person on welfare, giving golden parachutes to failed CEOs and nothing to workers laid off as their companies downsize or relocate to more profitable locales.

  • Using our ingenuity for the Lord

    Sep 16, 2016

    Today’s gospel reminds me of a story I read about an enterprising soldier. A young man joined the Israeli army and, after his training, etc, he was assigned to a tank division near the Israeli-Syria border.

  • There are no lost souls

    Sep 10, 2016

    The man asked for an appointment, came into the priest’s office and sat across from him. The priest didn’t know the man. He had no idea why he wanted

  • Vexing questions with a simple answer

    Sep 02, 2016

    Perhaps, we can call this “Vexing Sunday.” Two of the three readings for this week are really confounding.

  • Twenty-second Sunday: Reversals of Fortune

    Aug 25, 2016

    One tradition in the Hebrew scriptures, especially in the wisdom literature, frequently highlights the irony of inverted expectations.

  • Entitlement, Presumption and the Cost of Discipleship

    Aug 19, 2016

    A good place to begin today is a little discussion of the concept of entitlement. There are certain things that we are entitled to have.

  • The Assumption of Mary into heaven: United to her son, praying for us

    Aug 11, 2016

    I want to begin today by speaking about relics. What are relics? Usually, they are items that were part of the Lord’s life and death, such as relics of the true cross, or relics of saints, most often portions of the saints’ bodies.

  • Nineteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time: Waiting for what?

    Aug 04, 2016

    In his dramatic report of a 1996 ascent of Mount Everest, Into Thin Air, Jon Krakauer describes the risks, discomfort and expense that some people are willing to endure in order to reach their goal.

  • 18th Sunday of ordinari time: Success

    Jul 28, 2016

    The readings today begin with Ecclesiastes’ diatribe against those whose lives revolve around meaningless goals.

  • 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time: Ask and You Shall Receive

    Jul 21, 2016

    “I tell you, if he does not get up to give the visitor the loaves because of their friendship, he will get up to give him whatever he needs because o