Monthly Archives: April 2011

Second Sunday of Easter: “Mere Christianity”

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Lectionary Readings:  (Taken from Fr. Carroll Stuhlmueller, CP’s Biblical Meditations) Acts 2:42-47. A portrayal of the first Christian community at Jerusalem. The disciples held their property and goods in common, worshiped together at the temple, and broke the bread of the … Continue reading

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Easter Sunday: Living in the Hope of Easter

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Lectionary Readings: (Taken from Fr. Carroll Stuhlmueller, CP’s Biblical Meditations for Easter Sunday) Acts 10:34, 37-43. The apostles are personal witnesses that Jesus rose from the dead, for they “ate and drank with him.” They are commissioned to preach Jesus, … Continue reading

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Passion (Palm) Sunday: The Kairos of Justice

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Lectionary Readings: (From the Biblical Meditations of Fr. Carroll Stuhlmueller, CP) Matthew 21:1-11. (Gospel for the Procession) This account of Palm Sunday emphasizes the divinity of Jesus, the fulfillment of prophecy, the messianic acclamation: “he who comes.” Isaiah 50: 4-7. … Continue reading

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Government shutdown averted: A Catholic opinion

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I was glad to read last night that the potential government shutdown was averted. Our congressional leaders were responsible for making some difficult choices and because of this they were able to keep the government running. I was pleased to read this morning’s article … Continue reading

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One Size Fits All? Reflecting on the Role of Government – NYTimes.com

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Our Christian faith encourages us to reflect on experiences in our lives as teachable moments for us to reflect on how God is in the moment and what aspect of our lives to we need to address based on the challenges that we face. … Continue reading

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Fifth Sunday of Lent: Utopia… for real!

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Lectionary Readings: (taken from the “Biblical Meditations for Lent” by Fr. Carroll Stuhlmueller, CP) Ezekiel 37:12-14. God will raise his people from the grave, place his spirit within them and settle them upon their land. Romans 8:8-11. The Spirit which … Continue reading

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Christian non-violence and the Catholic social tradition.

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When 2011 began many of us could hardly have anticipated the tidal wave of popular uprisings throughout North Africa and the Middle East. It is amazing to observe the domino effect of these popular movements and the lasting repercussion they … Continue reading

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