Monthly Archives: February 2011

Scripture reflections – February 27th, 2011

Is 49:14-15; 1 Cor 4:1-5; Mt 6:24-34 One of the biggest challenges I face in my spiritual life is my tendency to forget that God isn’t like me. To be more specific – like so many parents, my wife and … Continue reading

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Let’s hear it for the 60s!

On Tuesday, Feb. 22nd we will be reflecting upon the prophet Elijah as part of  our “Great stories of the Bible series” at St. Rose of Lima Parish in Massapequa, NY. The program begins at 7:30PM. I wrote a letter … Continue reading

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Scripture reflections – Sunday, February 20th

Lv 19:1-2; 17-18; 1 Cor 3:10-23; Mt 5:38-48 Taken together, this week’s readings offer a comprehensive scriptural basis for the repudiation of the death penalty by the Magisterium of the Church. Technically, it’s not a complete repudiation. Pope John Paul … Continue reading

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Scripture reflections – Sunday, February 13th

Sirach 15:15-20; 1Cor 2:6-10; Mt 5:1-37 If you’ve ever wondered where the scriptural basis for the Catholic belief in Purgatory is located, look no further than today’s gospel. Jesus warns that if one does not settle with an opponent on … Continue reading

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Dying to self

I am a long time fan of Fr. Richard Rohr’s writings and am a subscriber to his blog.  I’ve quoted it here several times.  His reflection this morning gave me such a burst of Hope that I could not wait … Continue reading

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Good-bye to the ghettos

This is the last in a series of four reflections inspired by the question: How can a parent best hand on the Catholic Christian faith tradition to her/his children? Having reflecting upon the nature of the religious and secular ghettos, … Continue reading

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Gospel reflections – Sunday, February 5th

Isaiah 58:7-10; 1Corinthians 2:1-5; Matthew 5:13-16 5th Sunday in Ordinary Time Just this past week I read a report which says we’re getting way too much salt in our diet.  It’s not so much the salt we put on the … Continue reading

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