Connect! Sunday Reflections

Biblical Tamar Park in the Arava desert, Israel.

Water in the Desert

For Sunday, June 28, 2015, 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time The Arava Desert is the northeastern portion of the Negev Desert in Israel. It is arid, rocky, and hot. This […]

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Mary Immaculate, Patroness of the USA. Image of the Immaculate Conception by Murillo, 1660.

Fortnight for Freedom

For Sunday, June 21, 2015, 12th Sunday in Ordinary Time What is a fortnight? It is simply another term for “two weeks.” It is a word more frequently used in […]

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A hand holding a mustard seed.

Seeds of the Kingdom

For Sunday, June 14, 2015, 11th Sunday in Ordinary Time If you read any of the accounts about American Pharoah last weekend, and the way he secured a place in sports history […]

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Eucharistic Presence

For Sunday, June 7, 2015, The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ Our first reading this weekend from the Book of Exodus makes a very bold and confident statement […]

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Father, Brother, and Spirit

For Sunday, May 31, 2015, The Most Holy Trinity Are you ready for months and months of presidential candidate news, speeches, and controversies? The next presidential election is over a year away, […]

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New life on the grapevine photo by JollyPhoto/Shutterstock.

Our Surging Life Force

For Sunday, May 24, 2015, Pentecost Sunday It’s spring in the Northern Hemisphere. New life is surging up all around! Male birds in all their colorful finery are dancing and prancing to […]

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Handling Snakes

For Sunday, May 17, 2015, The Ascension of the Lord Walking through some grass during a warm spring morning, I stepped on something squishy. My immediate thought was that it […]

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May 10

A Message of Love

For Sunday, May 10, 2015, 6th Sunday of Easter It’s been a brutal couple of weeks. Baltimore has been burning. Nepal is in ruins, with tens of thousands lost. Israel remains […]

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Transforming the World

For Sunday, May 3, 2015, 5th Sunday of Easter Resurrection has much more relevance to life than just the promise of more to come when we die! When the first disciples […]

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Shepherding Is Not Peaceful

For Sunday, April 26, 2015, 4th Sunday of Easter I was recently reading a book review by Horatio Clare on the UK’s The Telegraph website about a recently published title, The […]

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April 19

We Do Believe, Alleluia

For Sunday, April 19, 2015 Do we really believe in the Resurrection? Jesus’ resurrection? Our own? During the past three weeks I’ve traveled in India and am currently in Uganda, […]

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Proof of the Resurrection

For Sunday, April 12, 2015 2nd Sunday of Easter or Sunday of Divine Mercy Saint Thomas might just be one of the figures in the New Testament who is the […]

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