Sunday Reflection

  • Twentieth Sunday: All Equal, Each Unique

    Aug 14, 2014

    That ancient problem of the one and the many has taken a million shapes. It is seen in the battle of change with continuity, the clash of novelty with permanence, the claims of individuality versus universality.

  • Worsening situation in West Asia

    Aug 14, 2014

    So Obama has ordered air strikes on Iraq to curb the advances made by Isis (now known as the Islamic State) — the latest stage in the ongoing and escalating violence in West Asia.

  • Nineteenth Sunday: God in the Quiet and the Chaos

    Aug 07, 2014

    Elijah, having been promised that he would find the Lord on the mountain, left the shelter of his cave.

  • Eighteenth Sunday: The Culture of Life

    Jul 31, 2014

    The Gospel reading for this Sunday begins with Jesus hearing the news of the death of John the Baptist, murdered, as you know, by Herod as part of the plot of his wife, Herodias, to protect her position at court.

  • Seventeenth Sunday: Wisdom

    Jul 24, 2014

    This Sunday’s readings begin with Solomon’s request for Wisdom and conclude with a summation of the Lord’s teaching on the parables.

  • Sixteenth Sunday: Weeds among the wheat the price of freedom

    Jul 17, 2014

    The kingdom of heaven may be compared to a man who sowed good seed in his field; but while men were sleeping, his enemy came and sowed weeds among the wheat, and went away.

  • Fifteenth Sunday: “All creation groans”

    Jul 11, 2014

    Creation has its cost. To be creature, not creator, is to be incomplete, unfinished. Created being is radically insufficient to cause and sustain itself.

  • My yoke is easy, my burden light

    Jul 05, 2014

    Paul is famous for his suspicions about the body. His own words make him suspect.

  • Solemnity of Sts Peter and Paul: They couldn’t even Tweet

    Jun 26, 2014

    If only St Peter was on facebook! He would have had a whole bunch of friends. People from all over the world could have seen pictures of him entering Rome, standing in the forum, waving from a seat in the Colosseum, eating gelato at the chariot races. People in China could have read his sermons.

  • The Solemnity of Corpus Christi: Beyond the Carousel

    Jun 19, 2014

    A few weeks ago I came upon a beautiful carousel. Instant reflections of early childhood hit me as I remember the merry- go-rounds I would go on at Seaside Heights back in the day when the term “Jersey Shore” had no connotations of immorality.