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S+L BLOG: Lent 2018,Lent and Easter



Ascension of the Lord – Sunday, May 13th, 2018 The angels’ words to the “men of Galilee” in the first reading from the Acts of the Apostles for the Feast of the Ascension of the Lord (1:1-11) are painfully blunt and leave little room for misinterpretation: “Why do you stand here looking up at the ...read more
Sixth Sunday of Easter, Year B – May 6th, 2018 On this Sixth Sunday of Easter, I wish to offer some reflections on the first reading from the Acts of the Apostles [10:25-26, 34-35, 44-48], and then some thoughts on friendship flowing from John’s Gospel [15:9-17] and Benedict XVI’s teaching. Christianity demands that the believer ...read more
Fifth Sunday of Easter, Year B – April 29th, 2018 In John’s Gospel (15:1-8) for the 5th Sunday of Easter, we have the image of the vine and its branches to express the relationship between Christ and his disciples. We should not be surprised that at one level it seems utterly simple, but that at ...read more
Third Sunday of Easter, Year B – April 15th, 2018 I often consider Chapter 24 of Luke’s Gospel to be a Resurrection Symphony in four brilliant movements. The first movement is the story of the women at the tomb, which ends with Peter’s visit to the tomb to check it (verses 1-12). The second movement ...read more
Read full text of Pope Francis' Newest Apostolic Exhortation: Gaudete et exsultate: On the call to holiness in today’s world. ...read more
Read full text of Pope Francis' Homily for Second Sunday of Easter and Divine Mercy Sunday. April 8, 2018. ...read more