Monthly Archives: May 2012

Scripture Reflections – Sunday, June 3rd, 2012

Dt 4:32-34; 39-40; Rom 8:14-17; Mt 28:16-20 Feast of the Most Holy Trinity A few years back, I read an article about the future of the Church in which a bishop asked a thought-provoking question:  “Are we the Church of … Continue reading

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Scripture reflections – Sunday, May 27th, 2012

Acts 2:1-11; 1 Cor 12:13b-7, 12-13; Jn 20: 19-23 Feast of Pentecost Imagine this.  You are holding a clear plastic container of blueberries all nestled comfortably together.   This is not a bad image of the pre-Vatican II Church in America.  … Continue reading

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Scripture Reflections – Sunday, May 20th, 2012

Acts 1:25-17, 20a, 20c-26; 1Jn 4:11-16; Jn 17:11b-19 7th Sunday of Easter “God is love, and whoever remains in love remains in God and God in him (her).” How about this as an approach to determining orthodoxy in the Catholic … Continue reading

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A Quick Question

I heard on the news this morning that a bill was passed by the North Carolina legislature  making all same sex marriages and civil unions illegal.   One of the supporters of the bill was quoted this morning celebrating the state’s … Continue reading

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Scripture Reflections – Sunday, May 13th, 2012

Acts 10:25-26; 34-35; 44-48;  1Jn4:7-10; Jn 159-17 6th Sunday of Easter What better tribute to mothers can the Scriptures offer than to focus on Love? In the first reading, Peter remarks that , “In truth I see that God shows … Continue reading

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Scripture Reflections – Sunday, May 6th, 2012

5th Sunday of Easter Acts 9:26-31; 1Jn 2:18-24; Jn 15:1-8 This Sunday’s first reading from the Acts of the Apostles offers us an idyllic vision of the early Church at peace.   Luke the evangelist and the author of Acts remarks … Continue reading

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