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Reflection for Monday, April 8, 2013: Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord.
(University Ministry, Creighton University., 2013-04-08)
The feast of the Annunciation is about interruptions. It is about hope.|| Renaissance artists depicted the Annunciation in their imaginations, but the prosaic reality cannot have been that this simple Jewish maiden was ...
Reflection for Friday, March 22, 2013: 5th week in Lent.
(University Ministry, Creighton University., 2013-03-22)
Jerusalem for the feast of the Dedication of the Temple (what we now call Hanukkah). It's a kind of prelude to the ultimate confrontation that we will remember and relive in the Holy Week liturgies. St. Ignatius tells us ...
Reflection for Tuesday, February 19, 2013: 1st week in Lent.
(University Ministry, Creighton University., 2013-02-19)
. . . hallowed be Your name . . . ||When I was a young man, still in school, and at a time when - although I didn't realize it at the time - Catholics didn't do much Bible reading, I set myself to plowing through the Bible ...
Reflection for Monday, September 23, 2013: 25th week in Ordinary Time.
(University Ministry, Creighton University., 2013-09-23)
Some gospel passages are so familiar that it can be hard to hear their actual meaning and challenge. This is one such. First, when we attend to the context, we note that Jesus was not talking to individuals, but to the ...
Reflection for Tuesday, December 17, 2013: 3rd week in Advent.
(University Ministry, Creighton University., 2013-12-17)
Several years ago the director of an RCIA program in the Omaha Archdiocese was taken aback by a candidate who said "You've been telling us about Jesus. I came here to learn about the Church . . ." I wonder how many ...
Scientism, Legalism and Precaution - Contending with Regulating Nutrition and Health Claims in Europe
(Lexxion Verlagsgesellschaft mbH, 2013)
Reflection for Wednesday, October 9, 2013: 27th week in Ordinary Time.
(University Ministry, Creighton University., 2013-10-09)
Give us each day . . . ||The disciples ask Jesus what they should ask God for, and he gives them (and us) these five petitions, all related to the inauguration of God's reign on earth. For four of them that connection is ...
Reflection for Saturday, August 3, 2013: 17th week in Ordinary Time.
(University Ministry, Creighton University., 2013-08-03)
Of the many gifts we Christians have received from the Jews, one of the most remarkable is the sense of stewardship and sharing expressed in today's passage from Leviticus. The Jews had trouble living up to its standards, ...
Reflection for Wednesday, November 20, 2013: 33rd week in Ordinary Time.
(University Ministry, Creighton University., 2013-11-20)
Does today's gospel leave you a little uncomfortable? It does me. But that probably means that we got the message. Jesus' sayings made a lot of people uncomfortable. It wasn't an accident that he was crucified. What's ...
Reflection for January 11, 2013: Friday after Epiphany.
(University Ministry, Creighton University., 2013-01-11)
During Christmas we celebrated God's becoming human in Jesus, an event at once so familiar that perhaps we take it for granted, but at the same time so incredible that we can't really absorb its meaning. So the Church gives ...