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  • Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time 'B'
  • The man from Tegucigalpa Once upon a time there was a man named Manuel from Tegucigalpa in Honduras who appeared one day in front
    of the Capital in Washington DC. Manuel was a simple man, a farmer by trade with no degrees after his name. Spanish was his nativ
    e language but he spoke enough English to be understood by the people who gathered around him. His message was blatant and even br
    azen. [続きを読む]
  • Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time 'B'
  • Meeting God in the ordinary… The heart of the Cornerstone retreat is the series of talks delivered by the members of the Cornerstone team. Prepared well in advance in collaboration with other team members, the presenters are challenged to reflect on their own experience of life in the light of the teaching and example of Jesus. They meet as a team for several months before the retreat to dis [続きを読む]
  • Independence Day
  • Do not forget the folks we left behind. The city of Paterson has an extraordinary history of opening its doors to people of very diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds. “In the good old days” that we all like to remember, Paterson was a city of wealthy business owners who lived in the east side section and workers who lived in the west side and riverside sections. There were silk mills, to [続きを読む]
  • Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time 'B'
  • Reach our and touch someone ‘Ted Talks’ is a wonderful source of information and inspiration ? “ideas worth spreading.”
    Several years ago, Dr. Abraham Verghese gave a talk on the importance of story and the power of the touch in the process of diagno
    sis, treatment and healing. He is not into miracles though I don’t think he denies that such are possible, but he is into the wo
    nders of hum [続きを読む]
  • Feast of the Nativity of John the Baptist
  • Christ be our Light It seems a strange time to be celebrating the feast of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist at the conclusion
    of the Easter season with its corollary feasts of the Holy Trinity and Corpus Christi. Officially we returned two weeks ago to
    ‘ordinary time’ that will continue until next fall with its thematic sequence of readings. It will conclude with the celebratio
    n of Chris [続きを読む]
  • Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time 'B'
  • Here comes everybody! The readings this weekend brought to mind the memory of my home in Morristown. Every morning I would go on t
    o my balcony to check the outside temperature and supervise the progress of my ‘window’ box flower garden. It never ceased to
    amaze me how quickly and quietly they matured. Sowed in rich soil, each plant responded generously to the right mix of sunshine an
    d rain. T [続きを読む]
  • There's a better way...
  • Website Editor’s Note: David always seems to hit the nail on the head. His insights are needed and welcomed. In a nation, indeed, in a world in which tribalism is driving a wider wedge between people of different perspectives, acrimony is the name of the game. But there is a higher road and a better way to overcome bitter debate. Personalism is a disciplined way of life in that it requires a co [続きを読む]
  • Tenth Sunday in Ordinary Time 'B'
  • And who is your Jesus? After a long period of reflection and celebration of the mysteries of the life, death and resurrection of J
    esus that began on the first Sunday of Lent and concluded last week with the celebration of Corpus Christi, we return this weekend
    to Ordinary Time but the lessons of Scripture still have meaning and the teachings of Christ are anything but ordinary. I think i
    t’s f [続きを読む]
  • “An experience we might all hope for."
  • Website Editorial Note: Frequently enough on this website, I have referred to the ‘nones,’ i.e., non-affiliated people ranging from ‘believers’ who are either in a diaspora, disengaged from formal religious practice, to those who profess themselves as non-believers ? agnostics or atheists. Some of them may be members of our own family. They are good people, mind you, and in many respects [続きを読む]
  • A Special Angel
  • Website Editor’s Note: The passing of my dear sister has left a hole in the hearts of many, certainly her beloved husband, Dick,
    and her seven children and thirteen grandchildren. Perhaps I am being presumptuous in posting my homily on the occasion of the ce
    lebration of her life. However, I feel justified in paying tribute to her ? besides, this is my website and I reckon I have the
    license to [続きを読む]
  • Feast if Corpus Christi 'B'
  • It’s about sacrificial love As tilapia or chicken absorbs the dominant seasoning so to0 the entire meal can absorb the dominant flavor of the occasion. Most meals in which we participate are ordinary and have no purpose other than to satisfy our hunger. However, in a sense, there are no ordinary meals. Every meal provides a context that not only nourishes us but also gives meaning to our lives [続きを読む]
  • Feast of the Holy Trinity 'B'
  • The ground of our being It is not unusual for a spiritual director to engage “disciples” in an extended conversation about God during the first few sessions. The purpose is to assess ‘sojourners’ spiritual experience and their understanding of God, i.e., who is your God? This tends to be a ‘heady’ exchange and often leads to textbook definitions of God that collide with our experience of [続きを読む]
  • Feast of Pentecost
  • Be who you are! It was over fifty years ago, in ctober of 1965, when my parents visited me during my sojourn in Rome. I made arrangements for them to stay at a local Italian hotel just around the corner from the graduate house where I was living at the time. As per arrangements, I stopped to pick them up for a tour of the city. As I entered the lobby of he hotel my mother who spoke only Engli [続きを読む]
  • A Tribute to Woman of Faith
  • Website Editor’s Note: In my homily last Sunday, I noted the contribution that women have made in general to society and specifically to the life of the Church: “Pope John XXIII and Pope Frances describe the Church as a mother. Pope John refers to her as ‘mother and teacher.’ Pope Francis as mother and shepherdess. “The Church’s ministers must be mindful and take responsibility for the p [続きを読む]
  • Seventh Sunday of Easter 'B''
  • ‘Ubi Caritas Despite a brief interruption by the Feast of Ascension, there is a certain sameness in the scriptural texts on the Sundays between Easter and Pentecost. Perhaps it was in the mind of the editors of the lectionary that we transition from Easter to Pentecost gradually so that we might ponder at length and in some depth, the mystery of the resurrection enabling us to experience it [続きを読む]
  • Sixth Sunday of Easter 'B'
  • In all things, dignity and charity I find it astounding how the Scriptures come to life over and over again under different circumstances, age upon age. No matter how familiar I may be with a particular passage or combination of texts, life experiences continue to influence the way I read or hear the text proclaimed at worship. This is particularly true on special occasions such as baptisms, f [続きを読む]
  • Abolish the Statute of Limitation
  • Website Editor’s Note: Last Monday, I was invited to participate in the annual demonstration at the NJ State House on behalf of
    SNAP ? survivors of abused by priests, and other survivors of sexual predators. The demonstration is held annually to promote p
    assage of the Assembly Bill A3648 and Senate Bill S447 to abolish the Statute of Limitations (SOL). The statistics are startling.
    One in fo [続きを読む]
  • Fifth Sunday of Easter 'B'
  • Let’s stay connected. It’s not unusual to hear family members or close friends at the departure gates of life say to one anoth
    er, “Don’t forget to keep in touch; lets stay connected.” AT&T captured that theme in its radio and TV commercials for seve
    ral years and it is subliminal in many telemarketing advertisements and now we stay connected vis-à-vis social media such as Face
    book, Instag [続きを読む]
  • Fourth Sunday of Easter 'B'
  • Is there a shepherd in your life? John’s image of Jesus as shepherd is warm and engaging. Jesus did not have a doctorate in theo
    logy or a PhD in philosophy. His words were simple but he was a wise teacher and mentor. He used familiar images and metaphors be
    cause he knew his disciples would get the point without endless explanations or exegesis. The image of the shepherd was familiar
    to the [続きを読む]
  • Third Sunday of Easter 'B'
  • Go in peace; it’s just the beginning It’s interesting how some life incidents and experiences can be expanded into vignettes t
    hat impact our lives forever. They keep us humble but also confident that the deepest truths are forever and that God’s liberati
    ng spirit abides in the good times and hard times through life’s precious reality. The Bible though time-limited and human, is i
    nspired fo [続きを読む]
  • Second Sunday of Easter 'B'
  • Living the ‘fourth day’ At family weddings or funerals, it’s not unusual for ‘seniors’ to reminisce about the good old d
    ays, sometimes called the ‘days of the giants.’ The slightly embellished stories are sometimes tales of legendary quality but
    are more often simple homespun yarn that places our loved ones in the best light. They’re not exactly fables but exaggerations
    of the truth, a [続きを読む]
  • A Tribute to Merton and Martin
  • Merton and King who never had a chance to meet.Patricia LefevereNCR ? National Catholic ReporterApril 4, 2018 Website Editor’s Note: How could we let this day pass without a tribute to Martin Luther King. He was more than a prophet to his time. He remains so to this day though there are still many who turn away in subtle ways and yes, some in violent ways. In the words of Vernon Jordan, we h [続きを読む]
  • Confessions of an 'In-between Catholic'
  • Website Editor’s Note: It’s no secret that a significant number of ‘Millennials’ have withdrawn from faith practice in the RC Church for various reasons, most of them, I expect, for pastoral rather than strictly theological reasons. Cf. Catholics are leaving the Church. On the other hand, the pastoral discipline of the RC Church is in fact rooted in theological/biblical teachings. While the [続きを読む]
  • The Celebration of Easter
  • A Season Suite The reporter was searching for an Easter story with a twist, one that might pique the interest or at least the curi
    osity of readers. I gathered from our brief conversation that he also made the rounds of rabbis in search of a Passover story as w
    ell. Our Easter celebration is rooted in the Passover story and both observances coincide this year. As I reflected on his inquiry
    , I fo [続きを読む]
  • A Tribute to Father Martin Rauscher
  • Website Editor’s Note: Father Martin Rauscher, Pastor Emeritus of Assumption Parish in Morristown passed away on Sunday, March 18th between the feasts of St. Patrick and St. Joseph. Shortly after his death, I was surprised to learn that he had left instructions for me to preside and preach at the Vigil Service on the evening before his funeral. To state that I was honored is an understatement. [続きを読む]