Connect! Sunday Reflections

Healing Our Woundedness

For Sunday, April 3, 2016, 2nd Sunday of Easter Wounds! Wounds! Wounds! It seems that everywhere we look in our world today there are wounds! Last week’s horrendous happenings in Brussels brought back fresh memories of the tragedy in Paris not so long ago. That triggers the horrors of Boston and the more than three […]

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Credible Witnesses

For Sunday, March 27, 2016, Easter Sunday of the Resurrection of the Lord Many years ago, there was a popular poster that read, “If you were put on trial for being a Christian, would there be enough evidence to convict you?” In today’s first reading from the Acts of the Apostles, we hear of the […]

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Welcoming and Rejecting Our Savior

For Sunday, March 20, 2016, Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion Why do we read the long narrative of Jesus’ suffering and death on Palm Sunday rather than just focus on his triumphant entry into Jerusalem? The primary reason is liturgical. Popularly, we call this Sunday of Holy Week “Palm Sunday” because of the traditional […]

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Person holding a rock depicting answer by Jesus from John 8:7.

Liberating Mercy

For Sunday, March 13, 2016, 5th Sunday of Lent I recently saw the small independent film, The Lady in the Van, starring Maggie Smith, otherwise known as the Countess of Grantham for all you Downton Abbey fans. (As I write this, the series finale is about to air here in the States.) The true story, which […]

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Our Ministry of Reconciliation

For Sunday, March 6, 2016, 4th Sunday of Lent Pope Francis’ latest book, The Name of God Is Mercy, provides some wonderful reflections on mercy and forgiveness as we celebrate this Jubilee Year of Mercy. Pope Francis tells us that “Mercy is the first attribute of God. The name of God is mercy. There are […]

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