Monthly Archives: December 2017

  • 4th Sunday of Advent

    Posted on December 22, 2017 by in Reflections on Sunday Gospels

    The preacher for this Sunday on Catholic Women Preach is Edwina Gately. I first met her when we were both studying at Catholic Theological Union in Chicago, 1981 ff.  Want a powerful and hopeful mediation?  Watch her preach. http://catholicwomenpreach.org/preaching/12242017

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  • 3rd Sunday of Advent (B)

    Posted on December 8, 2017 by in Reflections on Sunday Gospels

     In today’s Gospel, Priests and Levites, the representatives of the Jewish authorities and experts come from Jerusalem to the desert.  They come to ask John, “Who are you?”           Something had obviously attracted their attention. Large numbers of people were going to John.  Movements of rebellion often times formed in the desert.  The authorities […]

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  • Advent 1 B

    Posted on December 2, 2017 by in Reflections on Sunday Gospels

    (The B cycle Gospels come mostly from Mark with some from John)   Our readings this Advent are dominated by the expectation of the various comings of Christ: his coming in history, his coming at the end of history and hiscontinual coming by faith in the lives of believers. The texts from Isaiah capture the yearning of the returning […]

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