Connect! Sunday Reflections

A cross lying on a wood table.

Dialogue at the Table

For Sunday, August 30, 2015, 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time Over the past several years, we have heard the term “cafeteria Catholic” employed in a variety of ways. In more conservative circles, it is largely viewed through negative lenses referring to individuals who want to pick and choose the type of “Catholicism” that suits them, thus […]

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Couple holding hands while their children walk in front of them.

There Is Love

For Sunday, August 23, 2015, 21st Sunday in Ordinary Time In the years that I was involved in liturgy planning for weddings, engaged couples almost invariably wanted to include a secular song as part of the ceremony. Often it would have been a song they heard on their first date, one they may have danced to, […]

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Image of Jesus, the Bread of Life.

Bread that Satisfies Our Hunger for Peace

For Sunday, August 16, 2015, 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time When it comes to anniversaries, this August has been particularly poignant. Within a few days of each other, we’ve noted the seventieth anniversary of the dropping of the atomic bomb on Japan, the one-year anniversary of the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, and the […]

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Street signs showing intersection of Faith and Politics.

Faith Should Always Trump Politics

For Sunday, August 9, 2015, 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time Presidential election politics are heating up and, unbelievably, the election is over a year away! It would be easy to become overloaded as this period of time passes by. As I am writing this, I think at least twenty-four people are running for President of the […]

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