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A VERY BRIEF REFLECTION


A Very Brief Reflection St. Matthew 19:30 “But many who are first will be last, and the last will be first.” St. Matthew 20:16 “So the last will be first, and the first will be last.” St. Mark 10:31 “But … Continue reading

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Note to Readers


I have posted three studies that are not new. They were posted much earlier, but I think they are still relevant. One deals with the Passion of Christ. Two deal with the Easter story, in St. Matthew and in St. … Continue reading

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EASTER – 2017 – JOHN 20: 1-18


Easter – John 20:1-18 The Evangelist John has a Christology that makes the resurrection superfluous. The Gospel is singularly concerned with one question: who is Jesus? Every “sign” from the Incarnation to the crucifixion is designed to answer this question.  … Continue reading

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EASTER – 2017 – MATTHEW 28


Easter – Matthew 28:1-10 The Easter stories in the gospels differ in significant details that can be traced to apologetic and theological interests of the individual Evangelists. At the earliest stage of the tradition there were at least two separate … Continue reading

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THE PASSION OF OUR LORD – 2017 – MATTHEW 27


The Passion of Our Lord – Matthew 27:11-54  St. Paul writes, “For I handed on to you as of first importance what I in turn had received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the scriptures; and that … Continue reading

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FIFTH SUNDAY IN LENT – 2017 – EMERGING INTO LIGHT


FIFTH SUNDAY IN LENT – 2017 –  EMERGING INTO LIGHT  John 11:1-45 This story of Lazarus who was raised from the dead by Jesus is told only by John. It is a dramatic presentation of how a family’s meaning is … Continue reading

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FOURTH SUNDAY IN LENT 2017 – BORN BLIND, BORN DEAF


FOURTH SUNDAY IN LENT 2017 – BORN BLIND, BORN DEAF John 9:1-41 “As he walked along, he saw a man blind from birth. 9:2 His disciples asked him, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born … Continue reading

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