Monthly Archives: August 2012

Scripture Reflections – Sunday, September 2nd, 2012

Dt 4:1-2;6-8; Jas 1:17-18, 21b-22, 27; Mk 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time “You disregard God’s commandment but cling to human tradition.”  These words of Jesus condemning the Pharisees for following the letter of the Jewish food laws … Continue reading

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Scripture Reflections – Sunday, August 26th, 2012

Jos 24:1-2a, 15-17, 18b;  Eph 5:21-32,  Jn 6: 66- 9 21st Sunday in Ordinary Time There is a clear theme running through the three readings this week. To use a colloquial American expression, that theme would be:  Who’s your daddy? … Continue reading

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Scripture Reflections- Sunday, August 19th, 2012

Proverbs 9:1-6; Ephesians 5:15-20; John 6: 51-58 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time This week’s readings in one way or another invite us to reflect upon the meaning of Wisdom.  Proverbs extolls it, St. Paul exhorts us to be wise and … Continue reading

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The Spirit of Vatican II

I just came across an article by Robert Blair Kaiser in the National Catholic Reporter in which he quotes a line from Fr. John O’Malley’s book on the Vatican II Council.  It’s a book I would recommend to you in … Continue reading

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Scripture Reflections – Sunday, August 12th, 2012

1Kgs 19:4-8; Eph 4:30-5:2; Jn 6: 41-51 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time Things are not going well for the prophet Elijah in this Sunday’s first reading.  King Ahab and Queen Jezebel, rulers of the northern kingdom of Israel, want him … Continue reading

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