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Reflection for Saturday, August 16, 2008: 19th week in Ordinary Time.
(University Ministry, Creighton University., 2008-08-16)
Today's liturgy poses an interesting juxtaposition of seeming opposites for us to ponder so that we might be led to a deeper insight into the mystery of God's Reign. The Church sets before us the life and deeds of Stephen ...
Reflection for Thursday, August 17, 2006: 19th week in Ordinary Time.
(University Ministry, Creighton University., 2006-08-17)
Today's readings challenge us by presenting images of God that might at first look confusing. Each image, which seems to contradict the other, is given to us from the Scriptures and must be given careful thought. Much about ...
Reflection for Wednesday, March 7, 2012: 2nd week in Lent.
(University Ministry, Creighton University., 2012-03-07)
The First reading from today's Mass, taken from the Book of Jeremiah, could be the basis for the cynical saying that "no good deed goes unpunished." Jeremiah has interceded with God and brought God's merciful response on ...
Reflection for Friday, January 8, 2016: 2nd Week of Christmas.
(University Ministry, Creighton University., 2016-01-08)
In this brief post Epiphany time, which concludes the Christmas season, the Church is eager to have us meditate on the ways that God has disclosed the Divine Self (and the Divine Intention for salvation) within the human ...
Reflection for Tuesday, August 14, 2007: 19th week in Ordinary Time.
(University Ministry, Creighton University., 2007-08-14)
Today's readings and feast challenge both the location of our faith and the depth of our faith, it seems to me. The first reading from the Book of Deuteronomy places us in the context of the ending of the founding story ...
Reflection for Monday, August 15, 2011: Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Solemnity.
(University Ministry, Creighton University., 2011-08-15)
Our Lady's Day in summer - so has the Feast of the Assumption been recognized in various parts of Europe for many years. In many ways this is the "Easter" of Marian feasts. As such it is also one of the most important ...
Reflection for Friday, April 1, 2016: Octave of Easter.
(University Ministry, Creighton University., 2016-04-01)
By celebrating the event of Easter intensely for eight days and then steadily for a week of weeks (49 days) the Church wants to enable us to appreciate the infinite wonder that Easter represents in our Faith. It is through ...
Reflection for Monday, August 13, 2012: 19th week in Ordinary Time.
(University Ministry, Creighton University., 2012-08-13)
I begin by reflecting on the optional memorial because it is instructive of the larger message that I drew from the liturgy today. The two saints that the Church honors are Pontian and Hippolytus, Roman clergy in the period ...
Reflection for Wednesday September 25, 2019: 25th Week in Ordinary Time.
(University Ministry, Creighton University., 2019-09-25)
|The Feast of the Holy Cross each year (September 14) falls close to the Fall Equinox and the continued movement into the rapidly waning light in the Northern Hemisphere. Now there are now more hours of darkness and the ...
Women in the crucible of change: women's influence on the church in the years 1480 to 1700
(Rabbi Myer and Dorothy Kripke Center, Creighton University, 2009)