Monthly Archives: November 2010

Atomic Tangerine

I was making an Advent wreath for my classroom this morning out of paper, cardboard and some green tissue paper that I found in a storage box.  As I searched for an orange crayon to color in the flames of my … Continue reading

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Scripture reflections – Sunday, November 27th (Mt 24: 37-44)

1st Sunday in Advent Happy new year! I noticed a pattern in this week’s readings. Isaiah (2:1-5) says, “Come, let us walk in the light of the Lord!.”  Paul gives  the Roman church (Rom 13:11-14) a wake-up call: “It is … Continue reading

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The Narrow Way

One day I was cleaning out my files and I came across a verse by the poet e.e. cummings:  “To be nobody/but/yourself in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else, means to … Continue reading

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Gospelreflection – Luke 23: 35 – 43

Feast of Christ the King The passage from the letter to the Colossians contained in this week’s readings is a favorite of mine.  It’s one of the great Christological hymns in the letters attributed to St. Paul that offer an … Continue reading

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Catholic Social Justice

I read an open letter to the American bishops by Vincent Miller, Gudorf Chair in Catholic Theology and Culture at the University of Dayton, that  is so timely and important I’ve included excerpts from it in this blog entry.  For … Continue reading

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Gospel Reflection – Luke 21: 5 -15

33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time Sigh. I looked high and low to find a positive, uplifting verse in this week’s readings that would leave us all feeling warm and fuzzy. No luck with Malachi: “Lo, the day is coming, blazing … Continue reading

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Mature religious belief

“Religion in a mature second half of life is not a moral matter or a superiority contest.  It is a mystical matter where all questions of specialness have been answered at the deepest and most radical level—by God.  So it … Continue reading

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