Don’t stop with Easter Sunday

The Sundays after Easter give us time to let Jesus’ suffering, death, and resurrection sink into our own lives. The Gospels for these weeks are full of Jesus’ loving farewell advice. The other scripture readings, from the Acts of the Apostles and the letters of Peter, tell the story of how Jesus’ followers learn toContinue reading “Don’t stop with Easter Sunday”

Two Books For Lent!

This Lent we read from Luke’s Gospel with his stories of forgiveness, compassion, and second chances. Sister Joan’s new book is ideal for faith-sharing groups, Bible study, RCIA, homilists, and anyone who wants to understand scripture better. Only $10! Order online at goodgroundpress.com or call us at 800-232-5533. Sister Joan and Sister Ansgar have collaborated for aContinue reading “Two Books For Lent!”

The God Trump Card

In part because I was lucky enough to receive an excellent theological education from grade school through seminary, I wince when I hear someone start a sentence with, “God says…” or even, “The Bible says…” Quoting the Bible does not mean quoting God, and even quoting the Bible has to be done with great careContinue reading “The God Trump Card”

Gospel Reflection for November 9, 2014, Dedication of Lateran Basilica

“For 46 years this Temple has been being built, and you are going to raise it up in three days?” John 2.20 In Sunday’s gospel Jesus cleanses the Temple.  The passage focuses on his prophetic actions, chasing out the animals for sacrifice, dumping the coins for paying Temple taxes, and overturning the money changers’ tables. Continue reading “Gospel Reflection for November 9, 2014, Dedication of Lateran Basilica”