Browsing the August 2017 archive of Father Tony's Writings

Get Behind Me, Satan!

Posted by Sue Kunkel on 8/29/17

Gospel Reflection, Twenty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year AJeremiah 20: 7-9; Romans 12: 1-2; Matthew 16: 21-27

Get Behind Me, Satan!

Can you imagine a greater contrast?  Peter has just solemnly confessed that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of the loving God, the long-awaited for Savior of God’s ... Read More »

Who Do You Say that I Am?

Posted by Sue Kunkel on 8/22/17

Gospel Reflection, Twenty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year AIsaiah 22: 19-23; Romans 11: 33-36; Matthew 16: 13-20

 

Who Do You Say that I Am?

Jesus took the disciples to the region of Cesarea Phillippi to an area that was known for pagan human sacrifices.  Up to this point, ... Read More »

“O Woman, Great is Your Faith!”

Posted by Sue Kunkel on 8/22/17

Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year AIsaiah 56: 1, 6-7; Romans 11: 13-15; Matthew 15: 21-28

“O Woman, Great is Your Faith!”

How many times have you ever suffered humiliation or been told in an abrupt manner to wait?  Are you part of an “in” crowd, or an outsider?  ... Read More »

We Need Not Doubt the Holy Spirit

Posted by Sue Kunkel on 8/09/17

Gospel Reflection, 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time1 Kings 19: 9a, 11-13a; Romans 9: 1-5; Matthew 14: 22-33

We Need Not Doubt the Holy Spirit

In our gospel Peter asks a remarkable thing from Jesus.  He says, “Lord, if it is you, command me to come to you on the ... Read More »

The Transfiguration of the Lord

Posted by Sue Kunkel on 8/01/17

Gospel Reflection

The Transfiguration of the Lord "This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased; listen to him." Oh, to be on that mountain! What a priceless experience for Peter, James, and John. If they had ever doubted, if they wondered whether Jesus was really who ... Read More »