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    • Reflection for February 27, 1998: Friday after Ash Wednesday. 

      Waldron, Maureen McCann (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 1998)
      Mardi Gras, the traditional New Orleans pre-Lenten celebration, ended on Tuesday. In the days and weeks before Ash Wednesday, people who take part in the festivities wear intricate masks to parties and in parades.||During ...
    • Reflection for Sunday, March 8, 1998: 2nd week in Lent. 

      Shanahan, Tom, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 1998)
      "Look toward heaven and count the stars," the first lines of the reading from the Book of Genesis, reminds me of the immensity of the universe. It makes me recall lying on a pier at a lake in Northern Wisconsin on a clear ...
    • Reflection for Tuesday, March 24, 1998: 4th week in Lent. 

      Pedersen, Cathy Weiss (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 1998)
      How Far Will I Go?|"Water, water everywhere ... " (not the frozen or drizzly Nebraska variety, but flowing life-giving water) is the theme in today's readings.|The prophet, Ezekiel, shares a vision of God leading him to ...
    • Reflection for Monday, May 18, 1998: 6th week in Easter. 

      Shanahan, Tom, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 1998)
      The reading from the Acts of the Apostles today indicates some of the reason for the tremendous growth of the Church in the early years, just after the Resurrection of Jesus. Paul and his companions were certainly ...
    • Reflection for Wednesday, September 16, 1998: 24th week in Ordinary Time. 

      Shanahan, Tom, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 1998)
      It is one of those passages that is on the "most favored" lists of many people. It is certainly one of my favorite New Testament readings. The passage is familiar because it is used so frequently at weddings. The passage ...
    • Reflection for Sunday, October 25, 1998: 31st week in Ordinary Time. 

      Waldron, Maureen McCann (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 1998)
      How Do I Respond?|The cries of the widow, the child, and the oppressed will reach their goal of God and God will grant them mercy, so says the author of Sirach. I have often wondered if that is enough. Do I leave well ...
    • Reflection for Sunday, November 1, 1998: All Saints, Solemnity. 

      Gaston, Maria Teresa (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 1998)
      In my busy-ness these days, it is so easy to lose sight of the "bigger picture" of salvation the readings today remind me of. I find my mind and energy scattered by the many, daily "to-do's" I accumulate for myself at home ...
    • Reflection for Monday, November 2, 1998: Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed (All Souls) 

      Shanahan, Tom, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 1998)
      I had a dear, very Irish friend who referred to the "Communion of Saints" every so often, particularly when I would call her on the phone after a long hiatus; it was a unique experience to hear her say something like "the ...
    • Reflection for Tuesday, November 3, 1998: 31st week in Ordinary Time. 

      Hauser, Dick, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 1998)
      Paul's hymn in Philippians 2:5-11 is perhaps the most ancient liturgical hymn in the New Testament. Paul took an existing hymn and inserted it into this letter. The hymn is precious because it gives insight into Christ's ...
    • Reflection for Wednesday, November 4, 1998: 31st week in Ordinary Time. 

      Callone, Pat (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 1998)
      As I've read through the readings for November 4th, these passages have most impressed me:||From Philippians: 2:13 "because God is always at work in you to make you willing and able to obey his own purpose."|From Psalm ...
    • Reflection for Thursday, November 5, 1998: 31st week in Ordinary Time. 

      Gillick, Larry, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 1998)
      In the first reading of today's eucharistic liturgy in the Roman Catholic Church, Paul uncertified himself. He possessed all the official credentials of a righteous person which had even given him the power or authority ...
    • Reflection for Friday, November 6, 1998: 31st week in Ordinary Time. 

      Waldron, Maureen McCann (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 1998)
      The dishonest steward is someone determined to land on his feet. As Jesus tells the story, the steward was about to be fired for "squandering his property." His power and prestige, his important place in the household, ...
    • Reflection for Saturday, November 7, 1998: 31st week in Ordinary Time. 

      Krettek, Thomas, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 1998)
      "I've been rich and I've been poor, and rich is better."||This articulation of experience is usually found on some poster that portrays the trappings of wealth. This saying asserts well an attitude that shapes the worldview ...
    • Reflection for Sunday, November 8, 1998: 32nd week in Ordinary Time. 

      Whitney, Tamora (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 1998)
      I am a vegetarian. I choose not to eat meat because of moral reasons. I do not personally want to be responsible for the death of animals, and if they had to die so I could eat them or wear their fur or skin, I am responsible ...
    • Reflection for Monday, November 9, 1998: Dedication of the Lateran Basilica in Rome. 

      Gabuzda, Richard, Rev. (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 1998)
      Although homeowners can be justifiably proud of their accomplishments in building, decorating and maintaining their homes, most easily admit that the occupants of the building are of far greater worth than the house they ...
    • Reflection for Tuesday, November 10, 1998: 32nd week in Ordinary Time. 

      Horn, John (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 1998)
      Luke 17:7-10 "When you have done all you have been commanded to do, say, 'We are useless servants. We have done no more than our duty.'"||Out of context, these words from St. Luke can seem harsh. Placed in the proper ...
    • Reflection for Wednesday, November 11, 1998: 32nd week in Ordinary Time. 

      Kanavy, Kathy (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 1998)
      The Gospel passage today is Matthew's familiar account of the final judgment. "'Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you or see you thirsty and give you drink? When did we welcome you away from home or clothe you in ...
    • Reflection for Thursday, November 12, 1998: 32nd week in Ordinary Time. 

      Gillick, Larry, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 1998)
      Paul writes a very loving letter for our hearing today in the Roman Catholic liturgy of the Eucharist. Paul seems to have several personalities which are revealed in his various letters to differing communities. Sometimes ...
    • Reflection for Friday, November 13, 1998: 32nd week in Ordinary Time. 

      Lee, Mike, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 1998)
      "I have sought you with all my heart, do not let me stray from your commands (Psalm 119:10)."||When it comes to scripture, many Christians throughout history have claimed to have a favorite psalm. Which one of the one ...
    • Reflection for Saturday, November 14, 1998: 32nd week in Ordinary Time. 

      Spanbauer, Lori (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 1998)
      In both readings we hear of the rewards of faithfulness and persistence. In the first reading, those who speak the truth about the faith are to receive the reward of hospitable hosts. The hosts themselves receive a letter ...