Sunday Reflection

  • It’s easy to say Hosanna, it’s hard to stand under the cross

    Mar 23, 2018

    We really are thrown by the liturgy. Is this a triumphal celebration or a remembrance of the Cross? The Church catches this contrast even in its naming of the day. It is no longer just “Palm Sunday.” Nor is it “Passion Sunday.” No, the proper name of today’s celebration is Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion.

  • Fifth Sunday of Lent: The law written on our hearts

    Mar 16, 2018

    This Lent, the first readings have, by and large, presented covenants. Again, the term covenant means a binding agreement between people, or in the case of Sacred Scripture, between God and His people.

  • Fourth Sunday of Lent: God is in control

    Mar 09, 2018

    The historian who wrote the Second Book of Chronicles from which our first reading for today comes, looked back at the Babylonian Captivity and saw the hand of God. The Jewish people had practised infidelity after infidelity, abomination after abomination.

  • 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