Sunday Reflection

  • “I am the Lord, there is no other”

    Oct 17, 2014

    It is fitting that the gospel readings in October and November frequently focus on radical discipleship. Late fall in the United States is, after all, the time of political choices, a season of elections, partisanship, and rival loyalties.

  • 28th Sunday: Wearing our Christianity

    Oct 09, 2014

    This is not a good Sunday for you if you are on a diet.

  • 27th Sunday: Actions and Consequences

    Oct 01, 2014

    The parable in today’s gospel begins with numerous references to the first reading from the prophet Isaiah. In that reading a vineyard is meticulously prepared.

  • Twenty-sixth Sunday: Empty Means Full

    Sep 25, 2014

    I am sure that every parent has had to swallow hard when their children have said something thoughtless. Parents know that they have to be more concerned with caring for the children than their own feelings.

  • Twenty-fifth Sunday: Are you envious because I am generous?

    Sep 18, 2014

    It continues to amaze me that some people think God is a projection of humanity’s wish.

  • The Triumph of the Cross: God Loves Us

    Sep 11, 2014

    For five years I lived in one of the most beautiful places in our country, believe it or not, in New Jersey. I attended Don Bosco Seminary in Sussex County, the Northwest corner of New Jersey.

  • Twenty-third Sunday: Challenge in Community

    Sep 05, 2014

    As if particularly sensitive to the demands of Christian community life, the readings from the Lectionary’s Cycle A this month provide contrasting sets of virtues and vices that foster and destroy relationships.

  • Twenty-second Sunday: Not Conforming to the Age

    Aug 28, 2014

    Our desire for equilibrium fools us. Smooth sailing and steady stability, we suppose, should be the by-products of faith.

  • Twenty-first Sunday: Who could know the mind of God?

    Aug 21, 2014

    The last council seems to be the work of the devil.” The words still stay with me, although I heard them from an older priest many years ago.

  • 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.