Browsing the September 2016 archive of Father Tony's Writings

Increase Our Faith

Posted by Sue Kunkel on 9/30/16

Gospel Reflection27th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C

Habakkuk 1:2-3; 2:2-4; 2 Timothy 1:6-8, 13-14; Luke 17: 5-10

Increase Our Faith!

What the Apostles ask Jesus in our gospel today is impressive.  “Increase our faith!”  They do not ask that the people should say nice things about them.  They ... Read More »

The Rich Man’s Sin of Omission

Posted by Sue Kunkel on 9/20/16

Gospel Reflection, 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year CAmos 6: 1a, 4-7; 1 Timothy 6: 11-16; Luke 16: 19-31

The Rich Man’s Sin of Omission

 The story of the rich man and Lazarus is a shocking story.  It is one that we should not be too quick to say ... Read More »

Serving God, not Mammon

Posted by Sue Kunkel on 9/15/16

Gospel Reflection, 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year CAmos 8: 4-7; 1 Timothy 2: 1-8; Luke 16: 1-13

Serving God, not Mammon

Jesus says, “You cannot serve God and mammon.”  Literally translated, “serve” means “be the slave of”.  The rich man believes that money sets him free, but in ... Read More »

Rejoice Don't Reject

Posted by Dan Dupay on 9/07/16

The Pharisees and scribes began to complain, saying, “This man welcomes sinners and eats with them.” Jesus knew these self-righteous religious leaders were complaining. And he knew they needed to learn a lesson. So, in addition to giving a lived example of welcoming the company of "tax collectors and ... Read More »