Sisters and the Vatican: Time for Real Dialogue

The Leadership Conference of Women Religious is currently meeting in St. Louis, discussing how to respond to Vatican accusations. Naturally I wish I was part of the conversation. I did hear in person Sister Laurie Brink’s keynote address at the 2007 LCWR meeting that has given rise to accusation that sisters are post Christian andContinue reading “Sisters and the Vatican: Time for Real Dialogue”

Gospel Reflection for August 5, 2012, 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time

I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never hungry, and whoever believes in my will never be thirsty. John 6.35  When Jesus sat at a table with his friends 2,000 years ago, he had little more to say to them than what he had been trying to say through the wholeContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for August 5, 2012, 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time”

Gospel Reflection for June 10, 2012, Body and Blood of Christ

Jesus said, “Truly I tell you, I will never again drink of the fruit of the vine until that day when I drink it new in the kingdom of God.” Luke 14.25 The outpouring of Jesus’ life in his suffering and death is the cup he blesses at the Passover meal, the cup he pledgesContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for June 10, 2012, Body and Blood of Christ”

A Gospel Reflection for March 4, Second Sunday of Lent

As they were coming down the mountain, Jesus gave them an order, “Tell no one what you have seen until the Son of man has risen from the dead.” Mark 9.9 Sunday’s gospel tells the story of Jesus’ transfiguration.  Shortly before he leads Peter, James, and John up the mountain, Jesus makes his disciples awareContinue reading “A Gospel Reflection for March 4, Second Sunday of Lent”

Sermon 4th Sunday of Advent CSJ Vespers

A girl named Mary pledges her heart and hearth to a pregnancy and a child in Sunday’s gospel.  So attentive to the stirring of the Spirit is this young woman that she hears an angel speak and so unassuming is she that the angel’s greeting totally confuses her.  Who me?  Full of grace and favor? Continue reading “Sermon 4th Sunday of Advent CSJ Vespers”

God speaks to me through television, movies, and music

God speaks to me through television, movies, and music. To put it that way makes it sound sort of creepy, as if I actually hear the voice of God coming through my laptop or iPod. What I mean is that, at times, I learn something about God, myself, and creation through these sources. Often thisContinue reading “God speaks to me through television, movies, and music”

How to Help the Hungry

Bread for the World calls attention to new hunger data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture released September 7. For the third year in a row a record high 14.5% of American households suffer food insecurity. What is worse, the USDA reports 25% of African-American and 26% of Hispanic households experience food insecurity compared withContinue reading “How to Help the Hungry”