Monthly Archive: July, 2020

Prophet Schmophet

St. Ignatius of Loyola, Priest If true to their nature, a prophet will get under people’s skin. Both Jeremiah and Jesus in today’s readings attest to that fact. We are more likely to… Continue reading

Her Deep Faith Made Lunch Possible

St. Martha We are more familiar with the passage in the gospel of Matthew where Jesus gently admonishes Martha for her passive-aggressive comments about her sister Mary’s neglect to assist her with the… Continue reading

Hope for the Weeds

Tuesday of Week 17 in Ordinary Time No one plants weeds on purpose. If your crop is medical marijuana the weeds would be those other vegetation you did not plant on purpose. So… Continue reading

Swedish Death Cleaning & Stuff

Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time On various occasions along life’s journey I have collected a great many things, things of some inherent value, although perhaps they have value only to me. I have… Continue reading

When the Dots Don’t Connect

Thursday of Week 16 in Ordinary Time We like things to make logical sense … that is, as much as we can grasp logical thinking. But when Jesus was telling people about the… Continue reading

From Grief to Good News

St. Mary Magdalene When Mary encountered the empty tomb, her sadness at the death of Jesus is made worse. The stone rolled away was a powerful sign of her loss. And the only… Continue reading

Choosing to be God’s Family

Tuesday of Week 16 in Ordinary Time Jesus was having a tough time gaining acceptance from people in his hometown. This concern motivated his immediate family to seek him out, hoping to take… Continue reading

You’re In the Wrong Seat

Our Lady of Mount Carmel This week has been stressful. And I’m not even a health-care worker, a COVID patient, or a high level government official. I don’t suppose anyone can look back… Continue reading

Understanding God is Optional

St. Bonaventure, Bishop and Doctor When we come face to face with tragedy or setback or difficulty, we are tempted to think God has abandoned us. People like to say things always happen… Continue reading

Chicken or Egg?

St. Kateri Tekakwitha We are familiar with the age-old conundrum: Which came first, the chicken or the egg? But for our consideration today in light of the scripture readings: Which comes first? Do… Continue reading

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