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  • Jan 28, 2023 by
    Fr. James Marchionda, OP breaks open the readings for the Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time, unpacking the Beatitudes, challenging us to become "poor in spirit" so that we trust more in God.
  • Jan 20, 2023 by
    Fr. Scott Steinkerchner, OP breaks open the readings for the Third Sunday in Ordinary Time, offering background information about Gideon and the Battle of Midian, the lands of Zebulun and Naphtali, and on the beginnings of Jesus' ministry.
  • Jan 13, 2023 by
    Br. Joe Trout, OP breaks open the readings for the Second Sunday of Ordinary Time, challenging us to see more deeply the many layers of meaning in scripture, and how we constantly need to struggle to reinterpret our faith through Christ. As examples of the struggle to understand, he asks how it is that Israel is to be a light to all the nations (from Isaiah); how it is that Christ is light to all the nations (from John), and how it is that John the Baptist, Jesus' cousin, claims that he does not know Jesus (from Mark)?
  • Jan 6, 2023 by
    Fr. Brian Walker, OP celebrates the Epiphany, when Christ was made known to all the nations. Let us extend that peace to all, no matter their origin, color, political party, or any other difference that might divide us.
  • Dec 30, 2022 by
    Fr. Brendan Curran, OP celebrates this Solemnity of Mary, the Holy Mother of God by challenging each of us to bring a message of blessing to others this Christmas season and into the new year.
  • Dec 23, 2022 by
    For Christmas, Fr. Don Goergen, OP speaks of the three-fold coming of Christ—in Bethlehem, at the end of time, and in our heart every day.
  • Dec 16, 2022 by
    Fr. James Marchionda, OP recalls St. Joseph's dream, and muses that sometimes, in order to follow God's plan for ourselves, we have to let go of our own plans.
  • Dec 9, 2022 by
    by Fr. Scott Steinkerchner, OP
    On Gaudete Sunday, we remember the promise that the lame will run and the blind will see, knowing that this promise was fulfilled in Jesus, but also cautioned to wait for it to come in its fulness, as a farmer waits for his crops to grow.
  • Dec 2, 2022 by
    Fr. Andrew Carl Wisdom, OP reminds us that Advent is a time to prepare for God's coming by getting our priorities right in the here and now.
  • Nov 27, 2022 by
    Fr. Brendan Curran, OP calls us to WAKE UP to the injustice in our world, to be a light of peace in our world, especially this month shining a light on the horror unfolding in Myanmar.
  • Nov 11, 2022 by
    Fr. Scott Steinkerchner, OP
    Fr. Scott Steinkerchner, OP reminds us to not get carried away by the troubling signs in our world, but to stay faithful to spreading the Good News of Jesus Christ.
  • Nov 1, 2022 by
    Fr. Don Goergen, OP breaks open the readings for the Thirty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time, speaking about how for Christians, death is a transition, not an end, from this life to eternal life.
  • Oct 27, 2022 by
    Fr. Andrew Carl Wisdom, OP breaks open the readings for the Thirty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time, reminding us that God cannot a resist a heart that is honestly seeking him.
  • Oct 7, 2022 by
    Fr. Brendan Curran, OP breaks open the readings for Mass for the Twenty-Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time, challenging us to move from enemy to friend and to embrace those whom we consider outcasts.