Connect! Sunday Reflections

Painting of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe

My Son Needs His King

For Sunday, November 22, 2015, Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe I suspect the events of the past week might have many people longing for a world that does […]

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A Time Unsurpassed in Distress

For Sunday, November 15, 2015, 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time   BBC broadcasts from Burundi are horrific. Dead bodies in the streets. Killed execution style. President Pierre Nkurunziza is demanding that […]

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Sign on dairy farm truck reading “Got Patience?”

Embracing Life

For Sunday, November 8, 2015, 32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time After reading the story of creation in Genesis, what images come to mind? We hear of a God freely and intentionally […]

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The Call to Greatness

For Sunday, November 1, 2015, All Saints When we are young, we carry within us ambitious dreams for our future. We imagine what we may be one day-an astronaut, a doctor, […]

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Printed image of Jesus heals the blind man in Grace Church Chiangmai, Thailand. Photo © Freedom Studio /

What Are You Looking For?

For Sunday, October 25, 2015, 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time Nearly thirty years ago, U2 proclaimed in their hit song, “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For” —an anthem for […]

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There Is No Need to Fear

For Sunday, October 18, 2015, 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time It is quite amazing to consider the status that Blessed Mother Teresa gained in this world by living a life that […]

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Between the Francises

For Sunday, October 11, 2015 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time Wisdom 7:7-11 Hebrews 4:12-13 Mark 10:17-30 or 10:17-27 He’s back in Rome. That gentle smile is no longer dominating our […]

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Built to Last

For Sunday, October 4, 2015, 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time It seems today that nothing is built to last. I remember as a child the first refrigerator housed in my childhood […]

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Pope Francis on audience, greeting the crowds in St Peter's Square, the Vatican, 30th October 2013. Photo © Martin Podzorny /

Pope Francis and the Family

For Sunday, September 27, 2015, 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time This week, Pope Francis begins his historic visit to the United States. We can expect the news media to provide extensive […]

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Embrace the Smallest

For Sunday, September 20, 2015, 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time Long before he became the cardinal archbishop of New York, Timothy Dolan was the rector of the North American College in […]

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Who Do You Say that I Am?

For Sunday, September 13, 2015, 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time A new Pew Forum Study looking at the views of American Catholics on family life, sexuality, and Catholic identity has concluded […]

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Father Pyotr celebrating Mass in Be’er Sheva, Israel.

The Dream of the Kingdom

For Sunday, September 6, 2015, 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time Last Saturday evening, at Mass in Be’er Sheva, Israel, the young Polish pastor asked a strange question, “How do you get […]

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