Monthly Archives: September 2010

The Park – part two

At the end of our first installment, the Woman had just left for a vacation, leaving the park administrators she had chosen in charge….. “Winter passed and Spring came again.  The number of people who wished to visit the park … Continue reading

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Gospel reflection – Sunday September 26th

Amos 6:1a, 4-7; 1Tm 6:11-16; Lk 16: 19 – 31 Complacency. Arrogance. Indifference. These are the vices both Amos and Jesus bring to our consciousness this week.  We aren’t talking about your garden variety version of this trio, however.  Especially … Continue reading

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The Park – part one

While going through my files the other day I came across a story I had written some years ago entitled, “The Park”.   I subtitled it: “a parable – with God’s help, a prophesy – about  the Church.”  I never did … Continue reading

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Gospel Reflection – Sunday Sept. 19th (Lk 16:1-10)

“Here this, you who trample upon the needy”!  Amos’ opening words in the prophecy which begins this week’s Sunday readings is the best of that Old Time Religion .  Without mincing words the prophet takes to task all those who make … Continue reading

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A little housekeeping

I’ve been meaning to get around to adding a few links at the end of my posts.  The problem is, I tend to log out once I’ve finished writing and never remember to add them! (I’m luck if I remember … Continue reading

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Gospel reflection – Sunday, September 12th

“Our wild and wooly God” Taken together, all three readings this week really rattle our images of God.  In the book of Exodus, Moses has to talk God down from the ledge, pleading with God not to destroy the Hebrew … Continue reading

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Passing the torch

This morning I paid my respects at the wake of one of the religious sisters who once taught at the Catholic high school where I now teach.  She was there when the school opened and by all accounts was loved … Continue reading

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