Reflections

Reflections

Fr. Jo's Reflection for the Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Yr B, February 4, 2024

Posted by John Wolf on 2/02/24

Jesus delved into the untoward territory of evil and the demonic with the strong arm of a true lord and master; after all, that was why He was sent. Last Sunday, we saw Him strike that domain with the blow of divine power, forcing a man out of the ... Read More »

Fr. Jo's Reflection for the Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Yr B, January 28, 2024

Posted by John Wolf on 1/26/24

Several people have asked “What is happening to the Church?” They perhaps have read or watched a lot of YouTube videos and podcasts by online self-acclaimed theologians and internet apologists who troll them with captions and topics to which they seek clicks that gain them monetary advantage or congratulatory ... Read More »

Fr. Jo's Reflection for the Third Sunday in Ordinary Time, Yr B, January 21, 2024

Posted by John Wolf on 1/19/24

Last Sunday, I attempted to demonstrate that the Ordinary time season is not ordinary, rather “work season.” As you listen to this Sunday’s readings, the picture begins to unfold. Consistent with what the farmer does as he prepares to go to farm or a surgeon preparing to enter the ... Read More »

Fr. Jo's Reflection for the Second Sunday in Ordinary Time, Yr B, January 14, 2024

Posted by John Wolf on 1/12/24

First, let’s set the course for the abrupt change in our liturgical taste or style today. You still remember that last Sunday was the Epiphany of the Lord: we learned about Christ’s manifestation to the nations and the visit of the Magi. Monday became the feast of the Baptism ... Read More »

Fr. Jo's Reflection for the Epiphany of the Lord, Yr B, January 7, 2024

Posted by John Wolf on 1/05/24

We do possess minds capable of peering into the mysteries of creation and our existence, but often lack the fortitude to truly and deeply investigate them. We gloss over some daily events and natural occurrences simply because we’re so used to experiencing them. For example, we take for granted ... Read More »

Fr. Jo's Reflection for the Holy Family of Jesus Mary & Joseph, Yr B, December 31, 2023

Posted by John Wolf on 12/29/23

When in the late seventies and early eighties, the program: “The American Family: An Endangered Species?” aired on NBC, one in four American families had the traditional family structure, “only” 40% of marriages ended in divorce, and there were six million single parent families. Think that was bad? You’ll ... Read More »

Fr. Jo's Reflection for the Fourth Sunday of Advent, Yr B, December 24, 2023

Posted by John Wolf on 12/22/23

A four-year old boy has heard many references to our Blessed Mother as the Virgin Mary and on their way from Mass he asks his mom, “Mom, what is a virgin?” Stunned by the question the mother struggles to find an appropriate answer for her boy: “A virgin is, ... Read More »

Fr. Jo's Reflection for the Third Sunday of Advent, Yr B, December 15, 2023

Posted by John Wolf on 12/15/23

Some years ago, I received a subpoena from the DA’s office in Tulsa. Needless to say that it made me very uncomfortable to think that I should stand before a jury and judge to testify about someone’s life. I fought the subpoena with my attorney; and twice it was ... Read More »

Fr. Jo's Reflection for the Second Sunday of Advent, Yr B, December 8, 2023

Posted by John Wolf on 12/08/23

John the Baptist’s calling was to be the intersection between the old and the new covenant—ending one and introducing the other. Remember in Mathematics, the theory of intersection where two sets A and B meet. The intersection contains all the elements of A that also belong to B but ... Read More »

Fr. Jo's Reflection for the First Sunday of Advent, Yr B, December 1, 2023

Posted by John Wolf on 12/01/23

You may have forgotten how many predictions of the end of the world we’ve had in recent times. Still fresh in my mind was a prediction by David Meade, a self-acclaimed scientist who was convinced from his scientific readings that an unknown planet Nibiru, would appear and destroy the ... Read More »

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