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S+L BLOG: Fr. Thomas Rosica, CSB



Fourth Sunday of Easter, Year B – April 22nd, 2018 In the Bible and in the ancient Near East, “shepherd” was a political title that stressed the obligation of kings to provide for their subjects. The title connoted total concern for and dedication to others. Tending flocks and herds is an important part of the ...read more
Read the Full Text of the Funeral Homily used for Gaetano Gagliano's funeral, to commemorate his memorial day. (1917 – 2016) ...read more
Read Fr. Thomas Rosica, C.S.B's Reflection on Salt+Light's Founder Gaetano Gagliano to commemorate the date of his death and memorial, April 14th. ...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
From the Message of Pope Francis on the occasion of the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation, on the theme “We show mercy to our common home.” –September 1, 2016. A new work of Mercy. ...read more
Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech. King’s message spoken that day during the March on Washington, still has a lasting and universal impact.  King was the sixteenth out of eighteen people to speak that day, according to the official program.  His address has been widely hailed as a masterpiece of rhetoric since ...read more
April 4 marks the 50th Anniversary of the Death of Dr. Martin Luther King. Read Fr. Thomas Rosica, C.S.B's Reflection on this special day: "Martin Luther King taught us how to dream." ...read more
Second Sunday of Easter, Divine Mercy Sunday – April 8th, 2018 There is a proverb that says: “When the heart is not applied, hands can’t do anything.” It seems as if this were written for Thomas the Apostle in today’s very familiar Gospel story that provides us with an archetypal experience of doubt, struggle and ...read more
Easter Sunday – April 1st, 2018 Easter is the promise that death will visit each of us. But more important, it is the assurance that death is not the last word. The Resurrection of Jesus prompts us to recall, from the darkest moments of grief to life’s smallest trials, how much God comforts us and ...read more
The Gospel of Judas is simply not Gospel. Why? Read Fr. Thomas Rosica, C.S.B's reflection on the differences between the Gospel of Judas and the New Testament. ...read more