Scripture: Exodus 32:7-14 John 5:31-47 Reflection: Our readings today begin with the story of the Golden Calf. You remember this episode in the life of Israel as recorded in the » Continue Reading.
Scripture: Ezekiel 47:1-9, 12 John 5:1-16 Reflection: "There lay a multitude of invalids, blind, lame, paralyzed." The Greek words indicate how we often feel ourselves. We feel blind in that » Continue Reading.
Scripture: Isaiah 65:17-21 John 4:43-54 Reflection: In today’s Gospel reading, Jesus returns to Galilee, and when He is there, a royal official comes to Him and says, "Sir, come down » Continue Reading.
The Annunciation of the Lord Scripture: Isaiah 7:10-14, 8:10 Hebrews 10:4-10 Luke 1:26-38 Reflection: St. Irenaeus, a second century bishop, records the importance of this feast. There is also another » Continue Reading.
Scripture: Hosea 6:1-6 Luke 18:9-14 Reflection: Our Lenten scripture readings are heavy ones today: sin. Hosea the prophet is excoriating the sinful ways of his fellow Jews, and the publican, » Continue Reading.
Scripture: Deuteronomy 4:1, 5-9 Matthew 5:17-19 Reflection: "However, take care and be earnestly on your guard not to forget the things which your own eyes have seen, nor let them » Continue Reading.
Scripture: Micah 7:14-15, 18-20 Luke 15:1-3, 11-32 Reflection: Almost always I find myself lost in thought when I read or hear proclaimed the amazing parable of the "prodigal son." There » Continue Reading.
Feast of St. Patrick Scripture: Daniel 3:25, 34-43 Matthew 18:21-35 Reflection: In today’s first reading from the Prophet Daniel, we find Azariah (Abednego), in the fiery furnace, praying, not for » Continue Reading.
Feast of St. Joseph, Husband of Mary Scripture: 2 Samuel 7:4-5a, 12-14a, 16 Romans 4:13, 16-18, 22 Matthew 1:1-16, 18-21, 24a Reflection: "It was not through the law that the » Continue Reading.
Scripture: Jeremiah 17:5-10 Luke 16:19-31 Reflection: For many years, the Gospel has been interpreted as an evacuation plan for the next world. This perspective, suggests Brain McLaren, has overlooked the » Continue Reading.