Browsing Father Tony's Writings

Let Freedom Ring

Posted by Sue Kunkel on 7/10/18

Let Freedom Ring

I remember the Independence Day celebrations that took place in Plummer, MN that my four sisters: Mary, Sarah, Lisa, and Maria and I would go to as children when we visited our grandmother.  There was nothing better than running out into the street to pick up ... Read More »

A Thorn in the Flesh

Posted by Sue Kunkel on 7/10/18

Gospel Reflection, 14th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year BEzekiel 2: 2-5; 2 Corinthians 12: 7-10; Mark 6: 1-6a

A Thorn in the Flesh

Saint Paul says, “That I Paul, might not become too elated, because of the abundance of the revelations, a thorn in the flesh was given to ... Read More »

To Fear Only One Death

Posted by Sue Kunkel on 6/26/18

 

Gospel Reflection, 13th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year BWisdom 1: 13–15; 2: 23-24; 2 Corinthians 8: 7, 9, 13-15; Mark 5: 21-43

To Fear Only One Death

Two miracles of Jesus are vividly recounted by Mark.  The people are flocking to Jesus.  His healings of the sick arouse ... Read More »

Encourage Deeper Understanding of Scripture

Posted by Sue Kunkel on 6/26/18

Gospel Reflection, 11th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year B Encourage Deeper Understanding of Scripture       A little yawn. A loud cry. An infant wrapped in swaddling clothes. "What will this child be?" It is a question every parent asks time and time again. As first steps are taken, ... Read More »

And Yet It Grows

Posted by Sue Kunkel on 6/12/18

Gospel Reflection, 11th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year BEzekiel 17: 22 - 24; 2 Corinthians 5: 6 - 10; Mark 4: 26 - 34

And Yet It Grows

How does God’s kingdom grow?  Can you see it or predict it?  Jesus talks about God’s kingdom and its growth often, ... Read More »

10th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Sue Kunkel on 6/06/18

Everyday Stewardship I have coached all three of my children in soccer at some time in their lives. I loved teaching them and their teammates the importance of functioning as one unit. If we were not all moving together toward victory, we would all find ourselves together in defeat. ... Read More »

Do This in Memory of Me

Posted by Sue Kunkel on 6/06/18

Gospel Reflection, The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ, Year BExodus 24:3-8; Hebrews 9:11-15; Mark 14:12-6, 22-26

Do This in Memory of Me

An old saying is that, “Whose bread I eat, his tune I sing.”  This expresses a view of life that is based on sobering and ... Read More »

The Most Holy Trinity

Posted by Sue Kunkel on 5/25/18

Gospel Reflection, The Most Holy Trinity, Year BDeuteronomy 4:32 – 34, 39 – 40; Romans 8: 14 – 17; Matthew 28: 16 – 20

The Most Holy Trinity

The Sunday after Pentecost is known as Trinity Sunday.  “You worship three Gods” is a common criticism of Christianity.  Our Triune ... Read More »

Come Holy Spirit Come!

Posted by Sue Kunkel on 5/15/18

Gospel Reflection, Pentecost, Year BActs of the Apostles 2: 1-11; Galatians 5: 16-21; John 20: 19-23

Come Holy Spirit Come!

One Saturday night a minister was busy writing his sermon for Sunday.  His little daughter saw him working busily and asked him what he was doing.  He said he ... Read More »

Jesus Keeps His Word

Posted by Sue Kunkel on 5/15/18

Gospel Reflection, The Ascension of our Lord, Year BActs of the Apostles 1: 1-11; Ephesians 4: 1-13; Mark 16: 15-20

Jesus Keeps His Word

At the Ascension of our Lord there are hints in scripture that the disciples were struggling with Jesus leaving them.  But Jesus always keeps his ... Read More »