3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time B: His Time becomes Our Time and His Story becomes Our Story

Today’s reading point us to consider God’s call and the necessary immediacy of our response. They begin with the journey of Jonah through Nineveh.  According to the reading, Nineveh was a very large city.  But the Ninevites didn’t need to hear Jonah’s prophecy for three days.  After a single days walk they repented.  In the … [Read more…]

2nd Sunday B: A Worthwhile Encounter

By Father Colin Carr, O. P. One of the greatest gifts we can give to another person is our ears. If people could listen to each other the world would be a safer and healthier place. But it’s dangerous to listen: you will be invited to share pains as well as joys; you will be … [Read more…]

Feast of the Holy Family; Fair and Unfair

Children and teenagers, among others, have a very keen sense of justice. Or, perhaps more precisely, they have a very keen sense of injustice; they can be quick to lament “it’s not fair” should they perceive a wrong. “Life’s not fair” is the typical reply. Family life is not fair. Was it fair that Christ, … [Read more…]

4th Sunday Advent B: Christmas Approaches

Christmas is a time of year when we are bombarded with material things. We see, smell, taste and hear this festive time of year and are reminded of the infant birth with Christmas cards, songs, nativity sets, and decorations. The gifts that we exchange with friends, family and colleagues are symbolic of the gifts given … [Read more…]

3rd Sunday of Advent B: I Am Not can bring us Joy

St John’s Gospel is very clear about the divine identity of Jesus. The prologue to the Gospel today speaks of Him as the Word which was in the beginning with God and is God. Jesus Himself repeatedly uses the phrase ‘I am’, echoing the divine name revealed to Moses in the burning bush.  There is … [Read more…]