Sunday Reflection

  • Third Sunday of Lent: Livestock, whip, and zeal

    Feb 28, 2018

    The reason John brings this to the head of his Gospel, out of historical order, is also the reason that we read this nearly halfway on the road to Easter. It forecasts the whole paschal mystery.

  • First Sunday of Lent: The Rainbow and the Hound

    Feb 15, 2018

    This year the first readings for the Sundays of Lent present various covenants. The term covenant means a binding agreement between people, or in the case of Sacred Scripture, between God and His people.

  • Sixth Sunday of Ordinary Time: Unclean!!

    Feb 09, 2018

    This Sunday’s first reading from the Book of Leviticus gives just a few of the horrible rules established by the Mosaic community to protect itself from leprosy. In ancient times, leprosy was believed to be deforming, incurable and contagious

  • Fifth Sunday of Ordinary Time: Jesus Heals

    Jan 31, 2018

    What sins do we have that Jesus will not heal? Pope Francis reminds us that God refuses to run out of mercy. It is we who shut his mercy off from our lives. Jesus heals.

  • Fourth Sunday of Ordinary Time: Authority

    Jan 28, 2018

    Today we pray that we may remain united to the Lord, the source of the power and the authority we have received.

  • The New Age: 2,000 Years Old

    Jan 19, 2018

    The language of this Sunday’s Gospel could not be more fully packed. In two brief verses, Mark summarises the ministry and preaching of Jesus, and in five he captures the call and response of the first disciples. The result is not a set of photos but a group of icons, indeed a triptych.

  • Second Sunday of Ordinary Time: Answering His call

    Jan 11, 2018

    “God has created me for some definite service; He has committed some work to me which He has not committed to another

  • The Solemnity of the Epiphany: Homage

    Jan 04, 2018

    Herod was greatly troubled. Actually, that was an understatement. He was enraged. His paranoia was at record levels. And all of Jerusalem was greatly

  • Fourth Sunday of Advent: The word in Mary’s ear and ours

    Dec 22, 2017

    I love art, all forms of art. I love music and opera and ballet. I love sculpture and architecture. I particularly love painting. My favourite place i

  • Third Sunday of Advent: Rejoice! We have been found!

    Dec 15, 2017

    Negative! Negative! Negative! “The kids are doing this. The seniors are doing that. This is what is going on in our world, and it is wrong.