3rd Sunday of Easter Year A

     In today’s Gospel we encounter two followers of Jesus who are leaving the city of Jerusalem, three days after they watched from a distance as Jesus died a criminal’s death on the cross. Imagine their pain and dejection. They had heard Jesus, come to believe He was the long-awaited Messiah, and left everything… Continue reading 3rd Sunday of Easter Year A

6th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year A

      The last time I was in Jerusalem, a few years ago, I did one of those things that as I look back on it now, I’m grateful I did it, but I can see how potentially stupid and dangerous it was. I had gotten to know this Armenian Christian, Lavonne, on a previous trip.… Continue reading 6th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year A

5th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year A

     A few years back, at another parish, I asked our 8th grade students right before Confirmation why they were Catholic and I just got a blank stare in response. I pressed them a little further by reminding them that they were about to be confirmed and thus they need to know why they are… Continue reading 5th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year A