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Reflection for March 24, 2013

This Holy Week, listen for these fourphrases

Palm Sunday ushers in Holy Week, a time held sacred by the Christian world as it reflects on the incomprehensible, extravagant, forgiving and enduring love of God for the human family. This... Read More

Reflection for March 17, 2013

Through Christ, we are invited to a new, everlasting life

Who among us doesn't treasure something new? As a child we may have received a new toy, entered a new grade, or made a new friend. When older we might have invested in a new home, purchased a... Read More

Reflection for March 10, 2013

Father of prodigal son demonstrates God's forgiveness

"I want what I want when I want it." This is the attitude of the son in the beautiful story that Jesus tells us in this Sunday's Gospel, the parable of the prodigal son. That statement can... Read More

Reflection for March 3, 2013

Like an optimistic gardener, God is always working on us

"'For three years now I have come in search of fruit on this fig tree but have found none. So cut it down. Why should it exhaust the soil?' [The gardener said to the owner,] 'Sir, leave it for... Read More

Reflection for Feb. 24, 2013

Lenten journey is full of companions; first and foremost, God

by Sister Carolyn Zahringer We have arrived at the second Sunday of our Lenten journey.  Lent is to be a focused journey of faith. This is a "Year of Faith." We do not journey alone, for other... Read More

Reflection for Feb. 17, 2013

Lent -- A time to give up, give over, give back or receive again?

When I was a child, Lent was not something I looked forward to; my attitude toward Lent was on the gloomy side. It meant giving up, especially candy, and giving over more time to church. I... Read More

Reflection for Feb. 10, 2013

'Pruning' can eliminate what stands between us and God

We had a hickory tree but it was dying so my father cut it down. From the stump came a new shoot, hope for the future. The possibility of new life coming from something imperfect or dead came to... Read More

Reflection for Feb. 3, 2013

Faithfulness to God requires sacrifices

From the perspective of Catholic Social Teaching, three themes emerge from this Sunday's readings. Reflection questions: chapter 9, US Catholic Catechism for Adults by Sister Mary Kabat We received... Read More

Reflection for Jan. 27, 2013

How can we Christians do as Jesus does?

"And He closed the book, gave it back to the attendant and sat down; and the eyes of all in the synagogue were fixed on Him. And He began to say to them, 'Today this Scripture has been fulfilled... Read More

Reflection for Jan. 20, 2013

Wedding at Cana tells us that Jesus wants us to turn to him

That is the brief conversation at the beginning of Sunday's Gospel of the Wedding at Cana.  In the past I have been troubled by Jesus' response to Mary.  I certainly wouldn't talk to my mother... Read More