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When we put our trust in Jesus, we belong to the truth

Tim Irwin

By Tim Irwin Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe/Nov. 25 Daniel 7:13-14; Psalm 93:1,1-2,5; Revelation 1:5-8; John 18:33b-37 This Sunday celebrates the Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe, marking the end of the liturgical year and the second coming of the Lord. Eschatology names the study of the […]

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Love turns the widow’s mite into might

Tim Irwin

Thirty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time/Nov. 11 1 Kings 17:10-16; Psalm 146:7,8-9, 9-10; Hebrews 9:24-28; Mark 12:38-44 The Thirty-Second Sunday of Ordinary Time recounts the story of the widow’s mite. Considering who this woman was and what she did, we might want to call this the story of the widow’s might. The passage begins with Jesus sternly […]

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Are we too impatient to hear God’s call?

Tim Irwin

Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time/Oct. 28 Jeremiah 31:7-9; Psalm 126:1-2,2-3,4-5,6; Hebrews 5:1-6; Mark 10:46-52 We Americans are an impatient people. We want what we want and we want it now — instant gratification. I typed “instant gratification” into a browser and got 14,600,000 hits in four-tenths of a second. I wonder why it took so long? […]

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‘Disciple who never was’ still offers lesson on Jesus’ invitation to all of us

Tim Irwin

By Tim Irwin Twenty-Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time/Oct. 14 Wisdom 7:7-11; Psalm 90:12-13,14-15,16-17; Hebrews 4:12-13; Mark 10:17-30 This Sunday’s Gospel presents a challenge that seems impossible to follow while acquainting us with the disciple who never was. The story begins just as Jesus and his disciples have begun the journey to Jerusalem that will culminate in […]

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Do we see Jesus as he really is, or more like how we want him to be?

Sister Rachel Bergschneider, OSB

By Sister Rachel Bergschneider, OSB Twenty-Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time/Sept. 16 Isaiah 50:5-9a; Psalm 116:1-2,3-4,5-6,8-9; James 2:14-18; Mark 8:27-35 On his 51st birthday, H. Jackson Brown decided to jot down some of the lessons he had learned during his lifetime. He compiled a book after writing his own stories and asking others to do the same. […]

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Finding the strength and courage to put into practice the Christian life

Father R. Michael Schaab

By Father R. Michael Schaab Twenty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time/Sept. 2 Deuteronomy 4:1-2,6-8; Psalm 15:2-3,3-4,4-5; James 1:17-18,21b-22,27; Mark 7:1-8,14-15,21-23 Today’s readings tell us about three important concepts: divine wisdom, biblical justice and God’s commandment. Together, they explain the Christian life. In the first reading from Deuteronomy, Moses tells Israel that “this great nation is truly a […]

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Is reading, reflecting on Word of God a part of our personal prayer life?

Father R. Michael Schaab

By Father R. Michael Schaab Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time/Aug. 19 Proverbs 9:1-6; Psalm 34:2-3,4-5,6-7; Ephesians 5:15-20; John 6:51-58 Meister Eckhart was a Dominican who was born in Germany in the 13th century. He was a philosopher, a theologian and a mystic. One quote attributed to him came to mind as I read today’s second reading […]

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Bread of Life teaches truth that endures

Father R. Michael Schaab

By Father R. Michael Schaab Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time / Aug. 5 Exodus 16:2-4,12-15; Psalm 78:3-4,23-24,25,54; Ephesians 4:17,20-24; John 6:24-35 When Jesus walked this earth he was referred to and recognized as “Teacher.” Today we seem to gravitate toward other titles for him, like “Shepherd.” But in the Gospels, even when a title like Shepherd […]

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Where do you go to rest in God’s love?

Father Tom Otto

Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time/July 22 Jeremiah 23:1-6; Psalm 23:1-3,3-4,5,6; Ephesians 2:13-18; Mark 6:30-34 There’s a little detail that pops up over and over again in the four Gospels, almost like a golden thread that reappears throughout a beautiful tapestry. What is that little, easily overlooked detail? It is the fact that Our Lord frequently […]

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Knowing Jesus, not just knowing about Jesus, is key to transforming our hearts

Sister Rachel Bergschneider, OSB

By Sister Rachel Bergschneider, OSB Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time/July 8 Ezekiel 2:2-5; Psalm 123:1-2,2,3-4; 2 Corinthians 12:7-10; Mark 6:1-6a Stories of rejection, no matter their details, are heart wrenching. We have heard too many of these stories lately. People displaced, families unable to find a chance to live together, even individuals curtailed in their quest […]

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