Browsing the November 2018 archive of Father Tony's Writings

The Meaning of the Crucifix

Posted by Sue Kunkel on 11/27/18

Gospel Reflection, First Sunday of Advent

 

The Meaning of the Crucifix

I write about a project that we are currently undertaking: to make our fixed crucifix more visible including the corpus, so that it is clearly visible to the congregation.  About five weeks ago, I wrote about how ... Read More »

What is purgatory?

Posted by Sue Kunkel on 11/21/18

Gospel Reflection: Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe

What is purgatory?

Purgatory is the state of those who die in God’s friendship, assured of their eternal salvation, but who still have need of purification of their venial sins to enter into the happiness of heaven.  It seems ... Read More »

33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Sue Kunkel on 11/21/18

GOSPEL MEDITATION - ENCOURAGE DEEPER UNDERSTANDING OF SCRIPTURE As we edge closer to the closing of the liturgical year, the Church selects readings that remind us of the final close: the second coming of Christ. It's easy, perhaps, to forget that this is a dogma of our Catholic faith. ... Read More »

The Great Faith Offering of the Poor Widow

Posted by Sue Kunkel on 11/07/18

Gospel Reflection; 32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time 1 Kings 17: 10-16; Hebrews 9: 24-28; Mark 12: 38-44

The Great Faith Offering of the Poor Widow

Jesus often taught in the Temple.  Today we see him just sitting and watching.  He chose a particular spot, “opposite the treasury”.  There was a ... Read More »