Reflections

Reflections

Fr. Jo's Reflection for the 18th Sunday of Yr A, August 2, 2020

Posted by John Wolf on 8/02/20

          The miracle of the multiplication of loaves and fish is so central to the Gospel that it appears in all four Gospels. The miracle draws a contrast between worldly banquets and heavenly feasts; worldly banquets: represented by Herod’s birthday celebration, and heavenly feast: represented ... Read More »

Fr. Jo's Reflection for the 17th Sunday of Yr A, July 26, 2020

Posted by John Wolf on 7/26/20

          For the past three Sundays, we have focused on the Parables of the Kingdom, with Jesus using several stories drawn primarily from the agricultural setting to illustrate the eternal value of the kingdom and the urgency to attain it. The soil that enabled the ... Read More »

Fr. Jo's Reflection for the 16th Sunday of Yr A, July 19, 2020

Posted by John Wolf on 7/19/20

         During the planting season, my mother taught us to plant the corn in a straight line and about 46 centimeters or a foot and half apart from each other. When the corn starts to sprout, we were prohibited from helping with the weeding. My mother ... Read More »

Fr. Jo's Reflection for the 15th Sunday of Yr A, July 12, 2020

Posted by John Wolf on 7/12/20

         I want to make a public confession: Some of the best years of my life were spent in the arms of a woman who is the love of my life, though she’s someone else’s wife. But before you stray too far in thought, that woman was my mother, ... Read More »

Fr. Jo's Reflection for the 14th Sunday of Yr A, July 5th, 2020

Posted by John Wolf on 7/05/20

           After I became the rector of Holy Family Cathedral, I read through the annals of the cathedral and learned how my predecessor, Fr. Heiring assembled parishioners of Holy Family Church to break the grounds for the Church that is now the cathedral. At that ... Read More »

Fr. Jo's Reflection for the 13th Sunday of Yr A, June 28, 2020

Posted by John Wolf on 6/28/20

         I’ll do my best to explain this simply. First is what I consider the spiritual physiognomy (or as they say in Business Schools, the KSA’s—knowledge, skills and abilities) of anyone seeking to live as an apostle of Christ (and by extension all Christians), that is, ... Read More »

Fr. Jo's Reflection for the 12th Sunday of Yr A, June 21, 2020

Posted by John Wolf on 6/21/20

       You have, probably, felt like Jeremiah those times you saw or heard truth, goodness and right conduct painted as lies, treachery and outrage while evil is glamorized. As society continues to slide into nihilism, the sad fate meted to truth and goodness makes it tougher for ... Read More »

Fr. Jo's Reflection on Corpus Christi, A, June 14, 2020

Posted by John Wolf on 6/15/20

          What is the medicine for hunger? Food? Drink? Sometimes, when you’re most hungry, you find that you eat much less. Yet, food never completely cures hunger. It may cure the temporary physical hunger, yet it’s not only food and drink that we hunger for; ... Read More »

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 »

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