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Reflection for Tuesday, October 11, 2016: 28th Week in Ordinary Time.
(University Ministry, Creighton University., 2016-10-11)
Throughout the early autumn season here in the northern hemisphere, the Church's Ordinary Time is winding down and the imperative of authentically and fully following Christ, even to difficulty or death is a constant theme. ...
Reflection for Friday, July 22, 2016: 16th Week in Ordinary Time.
(University Ministry, Creighton University., 2016-07-22)
Modern Scripture scholarship has exposed a remarkably false tradition about Mary of Magdala. For many centuries Mary has been confused with the unnamed "sinful woman" who anointed Jesus' feet in the home of the Pharisee ...
Reflection for Wednesday, August 31, 2016: 22nd Week in Ordinary Time.
(University Ministry, Creighton University., 2016-08-31)
The overall focus of Ordinary Time Liturgy is the work of Christ in accomplishing the Father's mission. We spend this lengthy period each year trying to understand and put into practice the pattern of God's work in God's ...
Reflection for Tuesday, July 26, 2005: 17th week in Ordinary Time.
(University Ministry, Creighton University., 2005-07-26)
Today's liturgy offers us the paradox of God's intimacy or nearness, and the overwhelming power of God's glory.||In the memorial of Anne and Joachim, which tradition identifies as the parents of Mary and Grandparents of ...
Reflection for Friday, December 27, 2013: Feast of St. John, Apostle and Evangelist.
(University Ministry, Creighton University., 2013-12-27)
As I reflected on today's feast of St. John, and its placement in the Octave of Christmas, I was struck again by the delicate layers of insight the Spirit gives to the Church in our liturgical life. Even before we ponder ...
Reflection for Thursday, December 28, 2006: The Feast of the Holy Innocents.
(University Ministry, Creighton University., 2006-12-28)
If any feast would challenge the American notion that "Christmas is for kids," it is today's feast of the Holy Innocents. When I was very young in my religious formation _ sometime in early grade school, I remember being ...
Reflection for Saturday, June 20, 2009: Immaculate Heart of the Blessed Virgin Mary (11th week in Ordinary Time).
(University Ministry, Creighton University., 2009-06-20)
In both the spring and the fall of the year the Church invites us to recognize the great love of Jesus that is then imitated by his very human Church. Shortly after Pentecost each year the Church celebrates the Feast of ...
Reflection for Friday, December 26, 2003: Feast of St. Stephen, first martyr.
(University Ministry, Creighton University., 2003-12-26)
Deacon and martyr he is called -- servant and witness. The Jerusalem Church called him forth, and laid hands on him, according to the Acts of the Apostles, to take care of the socially outcast women and children in a ...