30th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year A

     It was almost impossible to be a good Jew at the time of Jesus. While God gave the Israelites 10 Commandments, over the years the Jews became extremely legalistic and continued to add many more particular laws to the point that at Jesus time there were 613 Jewish laws. In adding these laws,… Continue reading 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year A

24th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year A

     I don’t know about you, but today’s Gospel poses a challenge for me. Jesus’ call to forgive is clear, but those of us who have been seriously hurt by someone know how hard it is to actually forgive them. Yet the more I think about it, the more I begin to realize true forgiveness… Continue reading 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year A

23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time Year C

     Those of you who know me, know that I am not a very emotional person; in fact my friends sometimes accuse me of having no heart. Yet as a priest, I frequently encounter deeply emotional situations, and every now and then one of them moves me deeply. A few months ago I had… Continue reading 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time Year C