Upending the table
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18th Sunday Ordinary Time – B In today’s revelation of Jesus’s true identity, the crowd (who stands in for us) misses the boat entirely. They keep asking Jesus the wrong questions: When did... Read More

Beyond bread and wine
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17th Sunday Ordinary Time – B Today we shift to John’s Gospel for a series of Sunday reflections on the bread of life. We will hear these passages as eucharistic, leading us perhaps... Read More

Choosing your shepherd
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16th Sunday Ordinary Time – B Last week Jesus sent out the disciples two by two on mission, and today they return with news of everything they did. But the Sunday lectionary omits... Read More

We need one another
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15th Sunday Ordinary of Time – Year B Sensible shoes. That was the running joke growing up when fewer religious women were wearing habits. You could tell the sisters by their sensible shoes.... Read More

Faithful hearts
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14th Sunday in Ordinary Time – B If we’re in this for fame and glory, then today’s Gospel should set us straight. Earlier in Jesus’s ministry, his family tried an intervention because “he... Read More

The whole truth
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13th Sunday Ordinary Time – B What if we told the whole truth in our preaching, our praying, and our singing? The truth that, in our society, those with status and power can... Read More