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Reflection for July 15, 2012

Once we hear the Good News we are empowered to share it

Pray the Scripture passages the Church has chosen for us this Sunday and we see that our relationship with God/Jesus is not something static and unchanging but rather is alive and growing.  It is... Read More

Reflection for July 8, 2012

God can do great works through all of us

I've had some less-than-glamorous jobs in my life.  One summer during my early teen years, I spent my days tarring the metal roofs of brooder houses (warm huts for newborn chicks).  Then, a few... Read More

Reflection for July 1, 2012

Sacrament of healing is for physical, mental & spiritual wellness

Jesus shows compassion for the sick. In today's Gospel he says to the suffering woman: "Go in peace and be freed from your suffering." And to the little girl's parents: "Don't be afraid, just... Read More

Reflection for June 24, 2012

As John the Baptist modeled, may each of us be open to God's will

This weekend we would normally celebrate the 12th Sunday in Ordinary Time.  However, this year the Solemnity of the Birth of John the Baptist falls on Sunday.  A solemnity (major feast) takes... Read More

Reflection for June 17, 2012

Whether a 'tomato' or a 'carrot,' God's grace is for all

In today's readings Jesus and Ezekiel help us understand the greatness of God by using images of a tree and a plant.  In Ezekiel, the Lord God says, "I too will plant a tender shoot on a high and... Read More

Reflection for June 10, 2012

Eucharist unites all of us with Christ wherever we are

by Sister Rose Jochmann Today is a beautiful feast - we celebrate the gift of the Eucharist - the Body and Blood of Christ.  Some areas of our country and around the work celebrate this feast with... Read More

Reflection for June 3, 2012

This Sunday's Gospel summarizes Matthew's message

Whenever I look at a new book, I first look at the table of contents.  When the "America" magazine comes, I first look at the contents and then the cartoon. The end of Matthew's Gospel, Matthew... Read More

Reflection for May 27, 2012

Pentecost reminds us of our common Gospel mission

Throughout the 50 days of the Easter season, we heard Jesus' words of peace. He also prepared us for the coming of the Holy Spirit.  On Pentecost Sunday we celebrate the coming of the Spirit on... Read More

Reflection for May 20, 2012

Continuing the mission means taking action

As I reflected on Sunday's readings, I thought of the phrase, "Don't just stand there, do something!" In our first reading for the Feast of the Ascension of the Lord, the disciples are challenged... Read More

Reflection for May 13, 2012

Christian love is the art of self-giving

The readings today continue to focus our gaze on the upcoming feast of Pentecost, when the eternal, burning Love-exchange between the Father and the Son, who is the Spirit, was poured out upon... Read More