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Week of October 14, 2018

In today’s Gospel a man runs up to Jesus and asks him, “…what must I do to inherit eternal life?”  A good question.  Jesus points him to God’s commands and he concentrates on those that deal with justice in human relationships. You shall not kill You shall not commit adultery You shall not steal You […]

Week of October 7, 2018

October is Respect Life Month. In 1531, when the indigenous peoples of Mexico were subjugated and the practice of human sacrifice was still a recent memory, the Mother of God appeared to St. Juan Diego as a pregnant native woman, now known as Our Lady of Guadalupe. She sent him with miraculous flowers in his […]

Week of September 30, 2018

In the Gospel today, Jesus has practical advice for disciples. A lesson in openness and tolerance. Catholics have no monopoly on Jesus.  Some people are threatened by the gifts or achievements of others.  If only they had a more open attitude they would find themselves enriched rather than diminished by those gifts.  The person who […]

Week of September 23, 2018

Jesus sat down, called the Twelve, and said to them, “If anyone wishes to be first, he shall be the last of all and the servant of all.” Taking a child, he placed it in their midst, And putting his arms around it, he said to them, “Whoever receives on child such as this in […]

Week of September 16, 2018

“And you,” Jesus went on to ask, “who do you say that I am?” Mk. 8:29 How do we explain to people who Jesus is?  When the disciples are asked by Jesus, “who do you say that I am,” Peter’s response is, “You are the Messiah!”  But what does it mean to be the Messiah.  […]

Week of September 9, 2018

My brothers and sisters, show no partiality…James 2:1 Our readings today describe how God opens our senses, challenging us to use them wisely while never failing to act to correct social ills.  The prophet Isaiah writes of how God will be ever present to God’s people and will save them.  The God of light opens […]

Week of September 2, 2018

Tracy Welliver wrote a book titled Everyday Stewardship.  In his book he asks the question, “How does Jesus Christ call to us in everyday circumstances of our life?  If we are people outwardly active in our faith we can see God working in our lives at monumental moments:  the birth of a child, the death […]