Monthly Archives: March 2011

Scripture reflections – Sunday April 3rd

1Sm 16:1b; 6-7; 10 -13a;  Eph 5:8-14; Jn9:1-41 “Not as man sees does God see, because man sees the appearance but the LORD looks into the heart.” These words from the first reading in which the prophet Samuel is sent … Continue reading

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The tow truck driver

I’m in a pretty busy stretch of the year right now.   In addition to my full time teaching ministry, and my writing, I’m out many nights leading retreats and classes at various parishes and centers.  I’ve taken to refer to … Continue reading

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Scripture reflections – Sunday, March 27th

Ex 17:3-7; Rom 5:1-2; 5-8; John 4:5-42 3rd Sunday in Lent This week’s Old Testament and gospel readings center around the theme of water.  As the heat and discomfort of the desert begins to settle into the bones of the … Continue reading

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A Lenten reflection

The following quote is from Sr. Joan Chittister, a Benedictine sister, commenting on some words of St. Benedict ihimself.  It was sent to me by a friend today: “There is one thing Benedict teaches us before all other possible insights … Continue reading

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Scripture reflections – March 20th, 2011

Gn 12:1-4a; 2Tm 1:8b – 10; Mt 17: 1-9 2nd Sunday of Lent    What does it really mean when the Bible refers to the Jews as the “chosen people”?  This Sunday’s first reading from Genesis provides an important insight.  … Continue reading

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Thank God for the Green Bay Packers!

How great is it (even though I am a New York Jet fan) that the Green Bay Packers won the Super Bowl this year?  At least the good people of Wisconsin were able to start the year on a hopeful … Continue reading

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Scripture reflections – Sunday March 13th

Gn 2:7-9; 3:1-7;  Rom 5:12-19; Mt 4:1-11 1st Sunday in Lent One of the questions raised by those who have misgivings about the new liturgical translations which will take effect in the United States next Advent concerns the current wording … Continue reading

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