Monthly Archives: July 2016

  • 19 C

    Posted on July 31, 2016 by in Reflections on Sunday Gospels

    Goods for what?      “Deposit of faith” “…it seems to be more a “Deposit of Beliefs” says Donald Cozzens.      “At the Vatican most people experience church as a museum.  Faith as a “deposit” (favorite Canon Law language) as if it were something we visit in a bank vault once in a while, something all […]

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  • 18th C

    Posted on July 24, 2016 by in Reflections on Sunday Gospels

    Using Gifted goods for God. Introduction:  No New Testament writings deal more extensively than Luke-Acts with the dangers of wealth, the proper use of possessions, and concern for the poor.  Today in the Gospel we hear the parable of the Rich Fool. This story is introduced by a man coming to Jesus and demanding something […]

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  • 17 C

    Posted on July 18, 2016 by in Reflections on Sunday Gospels

    Praying and Parable Challenge   Introduction:  Today’s Gospel starts with Jesus at prayer and moves to him teaching his disciples about prayer.   Jesus first teaching about prayer is to give us a prayer that is familiar to all of us the “Our Father”. I find myself preferring the Spanish language Our Father.  I’ve always […]

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    16th Sunday Ordinary time “C”

    Posted on July 18, 2016 by in Reflections on Sunday Gospels

    Caught leaning the wrong way. Introduction: It is important to hear this story in relation to the previous story of the Good Samaritan. As St. Luke so often does he couples two stories, one about an ideal male disciple (Good Samaritan) and the other about an ideal female disciple (Mary). In this case they exemplify […]

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