Monthly Archives: July 2010

On the Beach

Last night I took a walk along the beach out here at the end of Long Island in the moonlight.  A path seemed to open up across the waves out as far into the depths of the ocean as  I … Continue reading

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Gospel reflections – Sunday July 25th

After teaching his disciples that essential Christian prayer we often refer to as the “Our Father” Jesus makes explicit what is implicit in those words.  “Ask, and you shall receive”, Jesus says.  “Knock, and the door will be opened to … Continue reading

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Right now it’s raining

Right now it’s raining ,which means I don’t have to go out and water the flowers.  It also means there may be hope yet for my lawn.  It also means we may not be able to go to the town … Continue reading

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Gospel reflection – 16th Sunday in OT

Hospitality.  Both the reading from Genesis (18:1-10a) in which Abraham extends hospitality to God and the gospel reading in which Jesus visits his friends Martha and Mary feature hospitality as a main theme.  They also raise questions as to what  … Continue reading

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Catholic characters

Do you know why St. Joseph of Cupertino is the patron saint of airplane pilots? According to the story I’ve heard, Joseph was a most devout monk who entered so deeply into meditation and contemplation during prayer that his body … Continue reading

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Gospel reflection – Luke 10:25-37 (15th Sunday in OT)

“Who is my neighbor?” In the story the lawyer asks Jesus this question, “because he wished to justify himself.” It’s a really good question. Too bad he didn’t want to know the answer. If we are going to live in … Continue reading

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Jehova and me

Right now we are in the midst of a miserable heat weave up and down the  eastern seaboard of the United States.  I am reminded of a particular day during another hot and miserable summer about twenty years ago on … Continue reading

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