20th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Stephen Codekas Article, Catechist, Reflection Leave a Comment

This past Sunday’s Gospel reading continues with John’s discourse on the Eucharist, and paints a vivid scene for us of what transpired between Jesus and His followers.  We see Jesus standing before us, ready to give us Himself, God made flesh, and we turn away, confused.  Jesus, almost with outstretched hands, years nothing more than an intimate communion with us, …


Gospel Reflection: 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Jonathan Jergens Eucharist, Reflection, Sacraments Leave a Comment

The readings today are a continuation of last week’s Gospel account. In this Gospel, the Jews are starting to realize, in a particular way, who Jesus claims to be. The Jews murmur to one another – “Who is this guy? We know his parents…why is he saying he came down from heaven?” No prophet of the Old Testament ever claimed …


Gospel Reflection: 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Colleen Brady-Hogue Reflection Leave a Comment

The readings this weekend, particularly the Gospel, astound me.  One hundred people sit before Elisha, and he feeds them with twenty barley loaves.  Five thousand people sit before Jesus, and he feeds them with even less.  And Paul urges us from his prison cell “to live in a manner worthy of the call you have received” (Second Reading). If the …


An Open Letter To Young Catholics

Stephen Codekas Article, Reflection 1 Comment

There’s no reason for you to remain a faithful Catholic.  Ireland and the US recently legalized gay marriage, Planned Parenthood is on the march, Bruce Jenner steals the spotlight and your leaders stay silent.  Don’t stay in the dark ages of Rome, come into the light of Progression. That’s what the world wants of you.  Let me tell you what God …

Jesus Resting

Gospel Reflection: Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Scott Francis Miller Reflection Leave a Comment

The Gospel of Mark, 6:30-34 This Sunday’s gospel, from the book of Mark, is, in essence, a continuation of the gospel story from the previous Sunday.  Last week, Mark tells the story of Jesus officially commissioning his apostles, the “Twelve”, to go out, in pairs, and preach the Good News and carry on Christ’s mission.  This weekend, Mark has the …