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    • Reflection for Friday February 22 2019: Chair of St. Peter, Apostle. 

      Burke-Sullivan, Eileen (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2019-02-22)
      Two feasts of the Latin Rite Liturgy that honor Peter's role of unifier and the Church's role as the historical expression of the Presence of God's Kingdom in the world (not the limits of the Kingdom, but a Sacrament of ...
    • Reflection for Friday, February 22, 2002: Chair of St. Peter, Apostle. 

      Schloemer, Tom, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2002-02-22)
      The feast of the Chair of St. Peter is not a celebration of furniture. Since the fourth century, this feast has been celebrated as a sign of the unity of the Church founded upon that Apostle as recorded in today's Gospel ...
    • Reflection for Friday, February 22, 2008: Chair of St. Peter, Apostle. 

      Egan, Jim, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2008-02-22)
      Since the fourth century, the feast of the chair of Peter has been celebrated at Rome as a sign of the unity of the church founded by that Apostle.||"You are the Christ, the Son of the living God! |Blessed are you Son of ...
    • Reflection for Friday, February 22, 2013: Chair of St. Peter, Apostle. 

      Burke-Sullivan, Eileen (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2013-02-22)
      Today we celebrate a universal Feast of the Church, the Chair of Peter. In a very real way, the Church treats this feast as a kind of foundation day of the Papacy - certainly the text from Matthew that we are invited to ...
    • Reflection for Monday, February 22, 1999: Chair of St. Peter, Apostle. 

      O'Reilly, Daniel Patrick (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 1999-02-22)
      Remember who you are! This phrase can be a stinging rebuke to someone stepping outside society's established socio-economic boundaries. However, for us, as believers, what a joyful reminder. I am a beloved and cherished ...
    • Reflection for Monday, February 22, 2010: Chair of St. Peter, Apostle 

      Alexander, Andy, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2010-02-22)
      And so I say to you, you are Peter,||and upon this rock I will build my Church, |and the gates of the netherworld shall not prevail against it. Matthew 16|The feast of the Chair of Peter reminds us that our Lord gave Peter ...
    • Reflection for Monday, February 22, 2016: Chair of St. Peter, Apostle. 

      Heaney, Robert (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2016-02-22)
      "When you come to a fork in the road, take it."  That's the wry advice of one of America's favorite humorists, Yogi Berra.  Today's Gospel presents us with two such paths,  papal primacy and recognizing who Jesus is.  I ...
    • Reflection for Saturday, February 22, 2003: Chair of St. Peter, Apostle. 

      O'Keefe, John (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2003-02-22)
      Some months ago regular visitors to this web site may recall the celebration of the feast of the Lateran Basilica. In my reflection that day, I meditated upon the possible reasons the church might have for dedicating a ...
    • Reflection for Saturday, February 22, 2014: Chair of St. Peter, Apostle. 

      Hamm, Dennis, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2014-02-22)
      The ‘chair’ in the title of today’s feast is not, of course, a piece of furniture. It is the kind of ‘chair’ embedded in our word ‘chairman’ or ‘chairperson,’ or simply ‘the chair’ as a title of the person in charge of a ...
    • Reflection for Thursday, February 22, 2001: Chair of St. Peter, Apostle. 

      O'Connor, Roc, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2001-02-22)
      "God's flock is in your midst; give it a shepherd's care. Watch over it willingly as God would have you do, not under coercion; and not for shameful profit either, but generously. Be examples to the flock, not lording it ...
    • Reflection for Thursday, February 22, 2007: Chair of St. Peter, Apostle. 

      Burke-Sullivan, Eileen (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2007-02-22)
      We have just celebrated Ash Wednesday, and ordinarily we would be prepared to enter into the second day of Lent. This year, however, the second day of Lent falls on a universal Feast of the Church, the Chair of Peter. In ...
    • Reflection for Tuesday, February 21, 2017: 7th Week in Ordinary Time. 

      Rodriguez, Luis, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2017-02-21)
      Jesus and his three selected apostles have just come down from the mountain and right after the transfiguration experience Jesus starts talking about suffering, about his passion and death. The apostles do not get it, ...
    • Reflection for Tuesday, February 22, 2000: Chair of St. Peter, Apostle. 

      O'Reilly, Daniel Patrick (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2000-02-22)
      Today's readings are some of the more beautiful in Scripture. They challenge us to rise to a task, they reassure us that we don't approach the task alone and they promise incredible rewards if we only try our best. So what ...
    • Reflection for Tuesday, February 22, 2005: Chair of St. Peter, Apostle. 

      Kuhlman, Thomas A. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2005-02-22)
      Each of today's readings deals with someone charged with care for others -- presbyters, shepherds, St. Peter and, by extension, his papal descendants who carry the keys to the Kingdom of Heaven. I must admit that for decades ...
    • Reflection for Tuesday, February 22, 2011: Chair of St. Peter, Apostle. 

      Borchers, Pat (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2011-02-22)
      This is always a gloomy time of the year for me. Although the sun is beginning to creep higher in the sky we have yet to really begin to break winter's grip. It's as if I can feel the netherworld of which Jesus speaks ...
    • Reflection for Wednesday, February 22, 2006: Chair of St. Peter, Apostle. 

      Burke-Sullivan, Eileen (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2006-02-22)
      "The Chair of Peter? Do you mean that we are honoring a piece of furniture?" a friend of mine exclaimed several days ago when I mentioned that I was pondering this feast for today's reflection.||Yes, indeed! The Catholic ...
    • Reflection for Wednesday, February 22, 2017: 7th Week in Ordinary Time. 

      Hamm, Dennis, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2017-02-22)
      The 'chair' in the title of today's feast is not, of course, a piece of furniture. It is the kind of 'chair' embedded in our word 'chairman' or 'chairperson,' or simply 'the chair' as a title of the person in charge of a ...