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An Advent into Eternity

In Germany during World War II, Father Alfred Delp could not stand idly by and watch as the Nazis systematically arrested Jews and sent them off to the death camps. And so he joined a resistance group. His duty was to feed and clothe Jews who were...

Drawing Us to Himself

Have you ever made a simple comment to someone and gotten an unexpected response in return? There are those times in life when, after making a statement to someone, the reaction that we get is greatly out of proportion to our comment or question...

Presenting The Good News To Others

Presenting The Good News To Others

The Gospel reading (Jn 4:5-42) for the Third Sunday of Lent is one of my more favorite passages of scripture. In fact, when Archbishop Allen Vigneron held a consultation for priests recently, he asked us, “What is your image of priesthood?” Mine was...

Do We Really Want To Change?

Do We Really Want To Change?

The basic message of Luke’s Gospel account for the 31st Sunday in Ordinary Time is that Jesus went into Zacchaeus’ house and Zacchaeus ended up going into God’s house. The message in all three of today’s scripture readings (Wisdom 11:22-12:2;...

Does Your Temple Need To Be Cleansed?

My last article’s theme centered on what it means to be a temple, reflecting on St. Paul’s teaching in 1 Cor 3:16. “Don’t you know that you are a temple of God and the spirit of God dwells in you?” I’d like to take the reflection a step further by...

A Time For Transformation

The readings for the Second Sunday of Lent (Genesis 15:5-12, 17-18; 2 Philippians 3:17-4:1; Luke 9:28-36) are the oldest we will hear during this holy season. Their use by the Church goes back nearly one thousand, seven hundred years. In the Fourth...

Clearing The Way

Clearing The Way

There is a hidden tonality in today’s Liturgy that reverberates deep within us, a quality to the readings in this Mass that speaks to things at work deep within our hearts and souls. It is, I think, the vision that in a world filled with impossible...

Does He Reign In Our Hearts?

Does He Reign In Our Hearts?

During World War II, shortly after Germany invaded and conquered the country of Yugoslavia in 1941, a young German soldier named Josef Schultz was summoned by his sergeant, along with seven other soldiers. They were marched to the brow of a hill...

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