Weekly Reflections

Votive Cancles
Bulletin | Weekly Reflections | June 2, 2019

Reconciled Diversity

A few years ago, during Rome’s quiet summer, Pope Francis took a day off to visit privately with some old friends, whose identity took Catholic Italy by surprise: Evangelical Protestants. They welcomed Francis to their Pentecostal Church of... Read more

Bulletin | Weekly Reflections | June 2, 2019

In Between

In between: we all find ourselves there from time to time — sometimes uncomfortably. Like in between money coming in and money going out, earning income and paying bills. In between customer and manager, diner and chef: any honest server trying to serve both.... Read more

Bulletin | Weekly Reflections | May 26, 2019

The Gift of Peace

“There arose no little dissension and debate.” Did that happen at work this week? Most of us can recall run-ins with coworkers, even with the boss. Did it happen while socializing with friends? Go easy on politics, religion . . . even sports. At... Read more

Bulletin | Weekly Reflections | May 19, 2019

Missionaries of Mercy

Paul’s back! After last week’s “violent abuse,” opponents organized a lynch mob that beat Paul nearly to death. But call Paul the “energizing evangelist,” transforming deadly cruelty into life-giving zeal. Paul’s... Read more

Bulletin | Weekly Reflections | May 12, 2019

Shepherds Like Jesus

Each year this Fourth Sunday of Easter celebrates Jesus the Good Shepherd. Today’s Gospel seems especially timely, for as Christians worldwide suffer persecution like Paul and Barnabas, Jesus promises his sheep enduring, invincible safety: “... Read more

Bulletin | Weekly Reflections | May 5, 2019

Lifelong Service

“I am going fishing.” What an announcement! If asked who made it, and not told it was a Bible quote, we might guess “Grandpa” or “Uncle Fred,” or admit, “I said that last summer!” But it is a Bible quote, from... Read more

Bulletin | Weekly Reflections | April 28, 2019

Seeing Is Believing

Seeing is believing! Since cellphone screens connect us instantly to social media, live TV, and loved ones’ faces near and far, “Doubting Thomas” could be our patron saint: “Unless I see, I will not believe!” But how comforting for... Read more