Gospel Reflection for October 20, 2019, 29th Sunday Ordinary Time

Scripture Readings: Exodus 17.8-13; 2 Timothy 3.14-4.2; Luke 18.1-8 “There was a judge in a certain city who neither feared God nor respected human beings.  A widow in that city kept coming to him and saying: ‘Take up my case.  Give me my just rights against my opponent.’ For a while the judge refused butContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for October 20, 2019, 29th Sunday Ordinary Time”

Gospel Reflection for September 22, 2019, 25th Sunday Ordinary Time

Sunday Readings: Amos 8.4-7; 1 Timothy 2.1-8; Luke 16.1-13 A rich man summoned his manager and said, “What is this that I hear about you? Give me an accounting of your management, because you cannot be my manager anymore.” Then the manager said to himself, “What will I do now that my master is takingContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for September 22, 2019, 25th Sunday Ordinary Time”

Honor the Earth

Today is a world-wide day to honor and support Earth. We suggest three websites to help you and your family think about your responsibility for our common home. May Earth Day be a blessing to you and may you be a blessing to Earth. Catholic Climate Covenant: http://www.catholicclimatecovenant.org
 Earth Day 2019: https://www.earthday.org/ Laudato Si, exhortation of PopeContinue reading “Honor the Earth”

International Women’s Day

It’s International Women’s Day! Check out http://www.internationalwomensday.com to find ways that you can take part in to create a more equal world and to celebrate the progress and achievements that women continue to make every day. #internationalwomensday #balanceforbetter  

Abuse Survivors and Faithful People

With all the endless inches of copy poured out about #MeToo and the recent Congressional hearings for the supreme court nominee, this homily offers reflections I want to share and five things to do at the end. – Sister Joan Mitchell, CSJ. Abuse Survivors and Faithful People HDS alumna Anne Marie Hunter, MDiv ’86, directorContinue reading “Abuse Survivors and Faithful People”

Celebrate Earth Day: April 22

This coming Sunday is a world-wide day to honor and support Earth. We suggest three websites to help you and your family think about your responsibility for our common home. May Earth Day be a blessing to you and may you be a blessing to Earth. Catholic Climate Covenant: http://www.catholicclimatecovenant.org Earth Day 2018: https://www.earthday.org/ Laudato Si, exhortationContinue reading “Celebrate Earth Day: April 22”

Only Light Can Put Out Darkness

A year before he was assassinated, fifty years ago today, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., spoke these words for the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. 
May they bless your day. I’m concerned about a better world.
 I’m concerned about justice.
 I’m concerned about brotherhood.
 I’m concerned about truth.
 When you are concerned about these things, 
 you can neverContinue reading “Only Light Can Put Out Darkness”

Gospel Reflection for February 25, 2018, 2nd Sunday of Lent

Scripture Readings: Genesis 22.1-2, 8, 10-13, 15-18; Romans 8.31-34; Mark 9.2-10 “This is my son, my beloved. Listen to him.” – Mark 9.7 Each year the Church reflects on Jesus’ transfiguration on the 2nd Sunday of Lent. The vision challenges us to look toward Easter, to envision our hopes and prayers for transformation and renewalContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for February 25, 2018, 2nd Sunday of Lent”