Reflections

Reflections

Fr. Jo's Reflection for Trinity Sunday A, June 7, 2020

Posted by John Wolf on 6/07/20

        In this era of real and imagined collusion with Russians, it’ll be good to learn a real mystery from Russians. During those Soviet Union era, a dad said to his son who had converted to Christianity: “Christianity is not only wrong, it’s laughable. How can ... Read More »

Fr. Jo's Reflection on the Feast of Pentecost Sunday A, May 31, 2020

Posted by John Wolf on 6/02/20

          Pentecost is not for Pentecostals—anymore than baptism is for Baptists. Pentecost is specifically a Catholic feast; in fact Pentecost is the birthday of the Catholic Church and it won’t be wrong to ask us to stand and sing Happy Birthday to Mother Church. I ... Read More »

Fr. Jo's Reflection on the Ascension of the Lord A, May 24, 2020

Posted by John Wolf on 5/23/20

          Today’s feast celebrates one of the mysteries of the Rosary – the Second Glorious Mystery. More than a physical event that the apostles experienced, the Ascension of the Lord is a divine mystery celebrating the glorification of Jesus far above every being that could ... Read More »

Fr. Jo's Reflection for the Sixth Sunday of Easter A, May 17, 2020

Posted by John Wolf on 5/17/20

          I recently learned from watching an episode in the History Channel something that baffled me: That right as we sit here today, there are coal fires burning underground in this country. Have you heard that before? It is said that some of the fires ... Read More »

Fr. Jo's Reflection for the Fifth Sunday of Easter A (Mother’s Day), May 10, 2020

Posted by John Wolf on 5/17/20

Happy Mother’s Day to all our moms. We’re grateful for all your love and care!

          Since the news media became purveyors of propaganda, I stopped watching them and just read as much news as I need. Currently I juggle from the EWTN to the soccer channel. I also ... Read More »

Fr. Jo's Reflection for the 4th Sunday of Easter A, May 2, 2020

Posted by John Wolf on 5/17/20

           It was my mother’s birthday. I was far away in Rome thinking of the most appropriate way to mark her birthday in a foreign land. Still unable to understand Italian, I tuned to the BBC that morning and heard of a new catacomb that ... Read More »

Fr. Jo's Reflection for the 3rd Sunday of Easter A, April 26 2020

Posted by John Wolf on 5/17/20

           Emmaus was a city in the Shephelah or “lowland” of Palestine, noted for several historic conquests by the Jews. In 166 BC, it was the site of the victory of Judas over Gorgias, recorded in First Maccabees 4:1-22, where we also find the first ... Read More »

Fr. Jo's Reflection for Divine Mercy Sunday A, April 19, 2020

Posted by John Wolf on 5/17/20

You’ll perhaps think that if after His resurrection, Jesus had shown Himself to more people besides His disciples, everyone would have believed that He rose from the dead. If on that Easter morning, He had flown straight to the palace of Herod, then to Pilate, then to Caiaphas, then ... Read More »

Fr. Jo's Reflection for Easter Sunday Year A, April 12, 2020

Posted by John Wolf on 5/17/20

The words of the Psalmist reverberate: “This is the day the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it!” Can we really rejoice during a pandemic? As hopeless as things seem in the world today, today’s feast echoes a tune of rejoicing, marking the greatest event ... Read More »

Fr. Jo's Reflection for Easter Vigil A, April 11, 2020

Posted by John Wolf on 5/17/20

What is the greatest event in your life? What news would you hear tonight and it eclipses all the worries and fears in your life? Is it news of a job, your dream job? How about news that a vaccine, and in fact, a cure for the coronavirus has ... Read More »

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