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Scripture Reflection for April 21, 2024, Fourth Sunday of EasterJem Sullivan

Acts 4:8-12 Ps 118:1, 8-9, 21-23, 26, 28, 29 1 Jn 3:1-2 Jn 10:11-18 Throughout 2,000 years of Christian history, artistic expressions of faith can always be found. From the rustic art of the ...

Scripture Reflection for April 7, Second Sunday of Easter Jem Sullivan

Acts 4:32-35 Ps 118:2-4, 13-15, 22-24 1 Jn 5:1-6 Jn 20:19-31 Fear is a powerful human emotion that shapes our actions and words. A young man named Karol Wojtyla personally experienced the gripping ...

Scripture Reflection for March 24, Palm Sunday of the Lord's PassionJem Sullivan

Is 50:4-7 Ps 22:8-9, 17-18, 19-20, 23-24 Phil 2:6-11 Mk 14:1-15:47 The sacred events of Holy Week beg the question: Why did Jesus, the Son of God, have to suffer a cruel, unjust death on a cross? ...

Scripture Reflection for March 10, Fourth Sunday of Lent Jem Sullivan

2 Chr 36:14-16, 19-23 Ps 137:1-2, 3, 4-5, 6 Eph 2:4-10 Jn 3:14-21 Need a summary of the Christian faith? This Sunday's Gospel offers one. "For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so ...

Scripture reflection for Feb. 25, Second Sunday of LentJem Sullivan

Gn 22:1-2, 9a, 10-13, 15-18 Ps 116:10, 15, 16-17, 18-19 Rom 8:31b-34 Mk 9:2-10 Lent is a graced time for spiritual transfiguration. As the Catechism of the Catholic Church notes, "the Transfiguration ...

Reflections on readings for Feb. 11, Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time Jem Sullivan

Lv 13:1-2, 44-46 Ps 32:1-2, 5, 11 1 Cor 10:31-11:1 Mk 1:40-45 Most of us struggle to keep up with new year resolutions if we make them. I've fallen behind on my spiritual resolutions already! Thanks ...

Reflections on readings for Jan. 28, Fourth Sunday in Ordinary TimeJem Sullivan

Dt 18:15-20 Ps 95:1-2, 6-7, 7-9 1 Cor 7:32-35 Mk 1:21-28 In this 21st century, we absorb the news of the world quickly, through myriad technical gadgets. We're seeking information, knowledge, and ...

Reflections for Jan. 14, Second Sunday in Ordinary Time Jem Sullivan

1 Sm 3:3b-10, 19 Ps 40:2, 4, 7-8, 8-9, 10 1 Cor 6:13c-15a, 17-20 Jn 1:35-42 The new year is a good time to begin anew in our spiritual lives. Along with resolutions to improve our health, habits, ...