29Sep 29 September, 2019. 26th Sunday (C)

"Please send him to my father's house to warn my five brothers, to keep them from coming into this place of torment.' Abraham replied, 'They have Moses and the prophets; they should listen to them.'

22Sep 22 September, 2019. 25th Sunday (C)

We may worry about devaluation and shrinking purchasing power as we recall what money could buy when we were young. But what really devalues money is if we make it an idol, or use it purely selfishly...

15Sep 15 September, 2019. 24th Sunday (C)

As in Moses' day, the passions of hatred, anger and revenge are alive and well in our world today. Proxy civil wars are stirred up and prolonged by outside powers, with masses of guns and weapons of mass destruction piled up...

08Sep 08 September, 2019. 23rd Sunday (C)

Jesus warns that we cannot share his vision unless we hold our possessions loosely. Without detachment we cannot be full disciples of the Christ who emptied himself....

01Sep 01 September, 2019. 22nd Sunday (C)

The parable suggests, "Respect others; be open to them. Don't put up barriers against others, like the Pharisees." Another possible interpretation is that we ourselves are the poor, the lame and the blind...

25Aug 25 August, 2019. 21st Sunday (C)

Today's Scriptures speak of an orderly, self-disciplined life, a topic often ignored in a permissive society. We could reflect on this theme as part of the overall scheme of divine justice in history...

18Aug 18 August, 2019. 20th Sunday (C)

The moral courage to speak out against abuse seems in short supply. It always feels safer to keep our heads down and just go with the herd; but this is not the way to which Christ calls us....

17Aug 17 August, 2019. Saturday of Week 19

There was tension between those who wanted Jesus to bless their children and those who felt that children were a noisy distraction, who should be seen and not heard. When they blocked the parents from bringing their children to him, Jesus was not a merely impartial spectator. ..

11Aug 11 August, 2019. 19th Sunday (C)

Faith is a special form of knowing, as when we come to know and appreciate a friend. Faith is an awareness, that God is guiding and helping us. We see it in Abraham, in Jesus and other great figures in the Bible...

04Aug 04 August. 18th Sunday (C)

On not making fortunes while ignoring the poverty of others. Our globalised capitalism and selfishness add to the world's inequalities...




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