Category Archives: Reflection

Form Over Substance

In today’s first reading we hear an argument between Jewish followers of Jesus and Gentiles over the issue of  circumcision.  The Jews believed that circumcision was required to be a Christian.  The Gentile believers disagreed. Of course, over time the Church determined that … Continue reading

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A Different Time

Today’s first reading from the Acts of the Apostles reveals that the early Christians endured the most severe persecutions by remaining steadfast in their faith in the Lord Jesus.  Paul was so severely beaten by the the Jews in Antioch and … Continue reading

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Show Us

Even the disciples who had walked beside Jesus struggled with faith.  In today’s gospel passage, Thomas (and the other disciples) asked Jesus to reveal the Father to them. Of course, we now know that the Father was revealed through God’s … Continue reading

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A New Song

If you had a chance to wipe away every sinful mistake you have ever made, would you do it?  Of course you would … or maybe not.  We are prideful people.  God continually calls us to be made clean in … Continue reading

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Jesus is the Light

Why is it that so often we choose darkness over light?  We profess that Jesus is Lord and that there is no other way to the salvation of our soul, yet we fall short when it comes to living out … Continue reading

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Bread from Heaven

Yesterday I learned that Pete Fritz had passed into the next life.  Many of you knew Pete, who was one of the most friendly and kind man I have ever met.  He will be missed.  Most importantly, Pete understood that … Continue reading

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Philip and James

Today we celebrate the feast of Saints Philip and James.  Here is a concise history of these two holy followers of Jesus from Catholic OnLine. James, Son of Alphaeus: We know nothing of this man except his name, and, of … Continue reading

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