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S+L BLOG: Fr. Thomas Rosica, CSB



Tenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B – June 10th, 2018 Today’s Gospel story of the unbelieving scribes from Jerusalem who attributed Jesus’ power over demons to Beelzebul (Mark 3:20-35) is inserted within the story of the arrival of Jesus’ relatives. “Beelzebul” is a Canaanite divine name used here for the prince of demons. There ...read more
Read Fr. Thomas Rosica's Reflection to commemorate the Feast of the Visitation of the Virgin Mary: " Sharing the new life within us." ...read more
Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ – Sunday, June 3, 2018 Today’s Gospel [Mark 14.12-16,22-26] links Jesus’ death with Israel’s great feast of liberation, the Passover. At the first Passover, the blood on the doorpost prevented the death of the firstborn. The bread broken at the Last Supper symbolizes the disciples’ sharing in ...read more
Feast of the Holy Trinity – Sunday, May 27th, 2018 One of the important dimensions of our Trinitarian God is the community of love and persons modeled for us in the mystery of the Holy Trinity. For Christians, the Trinity is the primary symbol of a community that is held together by containing diversity within ...read more
Solemnity of Pentecost – Sunday, May 20th, 2018 Christian theology of the Holy Spirit is rooted in Judaism. The term Spirit translates the Hebrew word (ruah) and even in the pronunciation of it we detect God’s wind and breath. The wind of God, the breath of God, the presence of God are all ways of ...read more
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
What does it really mean to be Pro-Life? What obligations do we have as pro-lifers? Fr. Thomas Rosica reflects on these questions as we approach the 2018 Ottawa March for Life. ...read more
Read Fr. Thomas Rosica, C.S.B's reflection on being pro-life and the March for life: Marching for a clear, firm and passionate defense of ALL human life. ...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