Monthly Archives: October 2010

Gospel reflections – Sunday October 31st

Happy Halloween! The first reading from the book of Wisdom presents us with a very scary thought – at least for those of us who like to think that we are the center of our own universe.  From God’s perspective, … Continue reading

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Discovering the Sacred

A sacred moment that really stands out in my mind occured in Madison Square Garden on the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday last January.  My son came home from school that Friday and asked if we could see the Knicks … Continue reading

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Gospel reflection – Luke 18:9-14

“Highway to Hell”  I’m going to let you in on a little secret. It’s really hard to achieve eternal damnation. This is the insight I’ve derived from  years of prayer,  of reflecting on and teaching Catholic Christian theology and, most … Continue reading

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The Park – part four

In this final installment, the Woman shows the overseers a better way… “The room fell silent for a few moments.  After the overseers had some time to reflect, one young man, clearly saddened by the turn of events, stood up … Continue reading

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Gospel reflections – Sunday, October 17th (Luke 18:1-8)

I like it best when Jesus ends his teaching with a question:  “When the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on earth?” What does genuine faith look like?  I’m reading a book right now (Rosary: Mysteries, Meditations, and … Continue reading

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The Park – part three

As we begin this next installment of   “The Park” the Woman is quite distraught… “The first thing that the Woman noticed when she entered the Park was the silence. Everywhere she looked she saw signs and fences and locked gates.   … Continue reading

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Gospel reflections – Sunday, October 10th (Luke 17:11-19)

28th Sunday in Ordinary Time “Naaman the Syrian and the Samaritan leper”.  This could be the title of a vaudeville act or maybe a punk rock group.  In this weeks readings, they are the monikers by which the scriptures identify … Continue reading

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