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Reflection for Wednesday, December 8, 2010: Immaculate Conception of Blessed Virgin Mary, Solemnity.
(University Ministry, Creighton University., 2010-12-08)
I remember feeling sad when I heard some people who were uncomfortable with this feast. Some didn't understand it, confusing it with the conception or the birth of Jesus. Some seemed to not like its focus on Mary or that ...
Reflection for Thursday, May 13, 2010: 6th week in Easter.
(University Ministry, Creighton University., 2010-05-13)
Today's gospel from St. John's Last Supper has a short quote from Jesus' final discourse. The apostles do not understand what Jesus is saying. The evangelists use this literary device of confusion frequently because it ...
Reflection for Tuesday, May 25, 2010: 8th week in Ordinary Time.
(University Ministry, Creighton University., 2010-05-25)
The Lord has made known his salvation. ||The liturgical calendar says that today is Tuesday of the eighth week of ordinary time. I prefer to think of it as Tuesday of the first week of Pentecost, or better yet, Tuesday of ...
Reflection for Saturday, January 2, 2010: 2nd week in Christmas.
(University Ministry, Creighton University., 2010-01-02)
At first blush the reading from the first letter of John is perplexing - with charges of "liar" and "anti-Christ". Why does the Church give us this reading - especially today while we are still in the glow of Christmas?||It ...