CHRISTMAS 2015: Reflection for the Feast of the Holy Family, December 27

by Mary Lou Kownacki, osb Pax Christi USA Teacher of Peace Sirach 3:2-6, 12-14 | Colossians 3:12-21 | Luke 2:41-52 The gospel for the feast of the Holy Family reminds me of a short story, "Soul Murder," by David Manet. In the story, a man witnesses a mother being cruel to one of her little … Continue reading CHRISTMAS 2015: Reflection for the Feast of the Holy Family, December 27

LENT 2015: Reflection for the third Sunday of Lent, Mar. 8

by Joe Nangle, ofm Exodus 20:1-17 | 1 Corinthians 1:22-23 | John 2:13-25 It's a scene that makes us uneasy -- Jesus causing conflict. The modern view makes him out to be a consoler, a comfortable presence, just a nice guy. He is there to make us feel good about ourselves, not rocking our boats. … Continue reading LENT 2015: Reflection for the third Sunday of Lent, Mar. 8