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S+L BLOG: Fr. Thomas Rosica, CSB



John was identified with the people of Israel, and his vocation was ultimately not only the restoration of Israel but also the conversion of the world. John was the sharp-edged sword who pointed out the true light to the nations, the one whose salvation would reach to the ends of the earth. ...read more
Read Fr. Thomas Rosica's reflection for the eleventh Sunday in ordinary time: The Slow Progress in the Growth of God’s Kingdom. ...read more
Has our devotion to the Sacred Heart suffered cardiac arrest? Here is a prescription for reviving the heartbeat, as Fr. Thomas Rosica, C.S.B's reflects on the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. ...read more
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