Monthly Archives: November 2015

King of the Universe

We often think of Jesus in terms of his earthly ministry. We rarely consider that Jesus is the King of the Universe, even though the prophet Daniel foretold the extent of the dominion of the Son of Man ages before … Continue reading

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The Presentation

Today we celebrate the Memorial of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary.  The Presentation is “that dedication of herself which Mary made to God from her very childhood under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit who filled her with … Continue reading

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Power to the People

Until today, every time I have read Luke’s account of the cleansing of the Temple I have focused on Jesus’ righteous anger at the money lenders.  Today for the first time I realized that Jesus was able to take this … Continue reading

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Poor Jerusalem

Every time I read today’s gospel passage from Luke, I can’t help but think about the hours I spent as a youngster listening to the soundtrack of Jesus Christ Superstar.  Ian Gillan as Jesus, Murray Head as Judas, couldn’t have been … Continue reading

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To Whom Do You Belong?

Is there a good mother that wouldn’t do anything to keep her sons safe from harm?  Of course not, unless she is the mother in the Book of Maccabees reading we hear today. This incredible woman not only endured watching … Continue reading

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Zacchaeus

How many wealthy people do you know who would be so anxious to see a religious leader that they would shimmy up a tree to see him?  Such was the power of Jesus’ message that even those of the highest … Continue reading

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Family Togetherness

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