Sunday Reflection

  • Jesus looked up to heaven

    May 29, 2014

    Jesus had a good season this Eastertide (1996). During Holy Week he made the covers of Time, Newsweek, and US News and World Report — a phenomenon that might lead us to think that he had really changed the world for good, except for the fact that the Unabomber appeared on all three covers the following week.

  • As Good as the Christian Samaritans

    May 23, 2014

    They were the people that everyone hated. They were the Samaritans. The Romans and Greeks and other gentiles hated them because they saw them as just another group of Jews, only ones who could not benefit the empire much.

  • Irony behind attack on the two nuns in Seremban

    May 23, 2014

    The attack on two nuns of the Infant Jesus religious order outside the Church of the Visitation shocked many.

  • How Do I Get There?

    May 16, 2014

    How do I get there from here? That question used to be part of every car trip to an unfamiliar place, at least when the wife got her way and the husband asked for directions. About twenty years ago, a newly married couple from the parish invited me to dinner.

  • The hudud debate: Stepping back from the chasm

    May 16, 2014

    So the two Pas private members’ bills, originally supposed to be tabled in Parliament in June, have been shelved.

  • The Voice of the Lord

    May 07, 2014

    In the United States, most of our ranches are self contained. By that I mean that the rancher has his own fields for crops or grazing and his own facilities to care for his livestock.

  • Apostolic Witnesses

    May 02, 2014

    Last weekend was amazing. The world’s attention was focused on the canonizations of Pope St. John XXIII and Pope St. John Paul II.

  • Doubts, Divine Mercy and St John Paul II

    Apr 24, 2014

    The Sunday after Easter always presents the event that took place in the Upper Room one week after Jesus rose from the dead. Pope John Paul II also designated this Sunday as Divine Mercy Sunday.

  • Easter Sunday: The Gardens of the Lord

    Apr 16, 2014

    Happy and Holy Easter to you all! I think that it is absolutely wonderful that so many people, Catholic and non Catholic, have decided to join us in prayer today.

  • Passion Sunday of the Lord’s Passion: No need for the Temple

    Apr 10, 2014

    There are many scenes in the Passion account from the Gospel of Matthew which we have just proclaimed. This year, a particular scene keeps recurring to me.