Browsing Father Tony's Writings

Heaven Come Down to Earth

Posted by Sue Kunkel on 5/21/19

Gospel Reflection6th Sunday of Easter

 

Heaven Come Down to Earth

Undoubtedly, we all want to go to heaven.  But how many of us and to what degree do we want heaven to come down to earth?  When Jesus ascended to heaven, he sent the Holy Spirit to dwell ... Read More »

Fifth Sunday of Easter

Posted by Sue Kunkel on 5/14/19

Love One Another

 "I give you a new commandment: love one another." With these words, Jesus sums up the law and the prophets in one concise phrase. Love one another. After 2,000 years, you'd think we'd have it figured out by now! But all too often we fail in ... Read More »

They Know His Voice

Posted by Sue Kunkel on 5/07/19

Gospel Reflection Acts of the Apostles 13: 14, 43-52; Revelation 7: 9, 14b-17; John 10: 27-30

They Know His Voice

This fourth Sunday in the season of Easter is called “Good Shepherd Sunday”.  Various passages are read from the tenth chapter of the gospel of John on this Sunday in ... Read More »

The Mercy the Apostles Proclaimed

Posted by Sue Kunkel on 5/07/19

The Mercy the Apostles Proclaimed

Imagine the disciples after Jesus’ painful crucifixion and then his glorious resurrection.  Their beloved Master’s death on the Cross had just thrown them completely.  They were overcome with panic, fear, and helplessness.  But then they found his grave empty, and then he appeared to ... Read More »

Our Lord’s Divine Mercy

Posted by Sue Kunkel on 5/07/19

Our Lord’s Divine Mercy

Happy Easter everyone!  I wish you and your families a grace-filled Easter season that brings your family together by his love which has conquered all sin and death.  I wish to write about today, Divine Mercy Sunday.  This Sunday, the second Sunday of Easter, was ... Read More »

He is Risen

Posted by Sue Kunkel on 4/16/19

Gospel Reflection, Easter Sunday, Year CActs 10: 34a, 37-43; Colossians 3: 1 - 4; Luke 24: 1 - 12

He is Risen

Imagine what it would have been like to be the women, Peter, or John in the gospel story.  They could not possibly have anticipated what happened.  They ... Read More »

Gospel Reflection, Palm Sunday

Posted by Sue Kunkel on 4/09/19

Jesus warns us in the Gospel of Matthew, "If anyone wishes to come after me, he must deny himself, take up his cross, and follow me." It is an invitation to a way of life, and a plan that leads to holiness. But make no mistake, it is a ... Read More »

Gospel Reflection, 5th Sunday of Lent

Posted by Sue Kunkel on 4/04/19

Gospel Reflection, 5th Sunday of LentIs 43:16-21/Ps 126:1-2, 2-3, 4-5, 6 [3]/Phil 3:8-14/Jn 8:1-11 

 "The scribes and the Pharisees brought a woman who had been caught in adultery and made her stand in the middle." The episode of the woman caught in adultery is a powerful story. We have ... Read More »

The Prodigal Son and the Forgiving Father

Posted by Sue Kunkel on 3/28/19

Gospel Reflection, Fourth Sunday of Lent Year CJoshua 5: 9a, 10-12; 2 Corinthians 5: 17-21; Luke 15: 1-3, 11-32

 The Prodigal Son and the Forgiving Father

Few gospel readings capture our attention and imagination than the story of the Prodigal Son.  Some even say it is the greatest story ... Read More »

There is Still Time!

Posted by Sue Kunkel on 3/28/19

Gospel Reflection, Third Sunday of Lent, Year CExodus 3: 1-8a, 13-15; 1 Corinthians 10: 1-6, 10-12; Luke 13: 1-9

There is Still Time!

Something really bad has happened in Jerusalem.  In our gospel it sounds like something on the news today.  Passover pilgrims from Galilee were just at the ... Read More »