Restoring Unity

Twenty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time: 8-27-17 Peace be with You, Last weekend, we were given the opportunity to see the master Teacher interact with two very distinct personality types which can, in a very broad way, divide the human family into two types; those who are meek and humble of heart and those who succumb to that most primordial type of sin, pride.  Over the course of our discussion it became very obvious that those in the latter group (Matt. 15:1-9), succumbing through pride to...
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Eucharistic Imagination

Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ: 6-18-17 Peace be with You, The last two Sundays we have celebrated an unleashing of Heaven, as it were.  Two weeks ago, the Easter Season culminated with the feast of Pentecost, celebrating the coming of the Holy Spirit.  Then, last weekend we celebrated one of the two mysteries at the center of the Christian faith (the other being the Incarnation), the mystery of our Triune God; in essence one but in Persons three.  Today, then, we come to the So...
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Transforming the World as Salt and Light

Fifth Sunday of Ordinary Time: 2-5-17 Peace be with You, Two weekends ago we found Jesus beginning his public ministry.  By noting his methodology we found that the work he has come to accomplish is essentially a work of re-unification; symbolized by the starting of his public ministry with two of the northernmost so called “lost tribes” of Israel, i.e. Zebulun and Naphtali.  Admittedly, from both the Jewish historical perspective and our contemporary perspective (though perhaps for differ...
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The Light of Unity

Third Sunday of Ordinary Time: 1-22-17 Peace be with You, Last weekend, we saw that though we have moved on from the Christmas Season and into the season of Ordinary Time on the Church’s liturgical calendar, we have by no means deviated from the path of exploring the depths of the mystery of the Hypostatic Union but had taken a definite step forward by exploring the implication of identifying Jesus as the Lamb of God.  Accordingly, we found that in the Lamb’s offering of self is not a simp...
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Mountain Climbing

Twenty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time: 8-21-16 Peace be with You, Last weekend, we heard the disquieting message that the road of discipleship is often one that is lonely as living a life in accordance with the gospel will lead us to live in a way that is not only much different than the rest of the world, but in many cases flies in the face of what the world teaches, leading to persecution of various degrees.  This weekend, we find a message that both continues the theme that discipleship ...
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