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S+L BLOG: Fr. Thomas Rosica



Read this reflection on the papacy of Pope John Paul I and the homily given by Cardinal Ratzinger at his memorial Mass in Munich. ...read more
Twenty-sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B – September 30th, 2018 The biblical prophet is one who has received a divine call to be a messenger and interpreter of the Word of God. The word that comes to the prophet compels him to speak. Amos asks: “The Lord has spoken, who can but prophesy?” (Amos ...read more
Twenty-fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B – September 23rd, 2018 The picture of the righteous one in today’s first reading from the Book of Wisdom is based on the fourth Servant Song [Isaiah 52:13-53:12], as well as on Isaiah 42:1 and Psalm 22:8. Though the Book of Wisdom book was not accepted into the canon ...read more
Twenty-fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B – September 16th, 2018 Today’s Gospel story (Mark 8:27-35) is about affirmation, identity and purpose of Jesus’ mission. Mark makes this episode the centerpiece of his gospel. It comes immediately after Jesus’ healing of the blind man of Bethsaida. This restoration of sight must surely set the scene ...read more
Read Fr. Rosica's reflection on the hope and meaning we can find behind the terribly destructive events of September 11, 2001. ...read more
Read this reflection by Fr. Thomas Rosica, CSB, on the life of St. Teresa of Kolkata, one of the greatest saints of modern times. ...read more