Browsing the September 2018 archive of Father Tony's Writings

Dealing With Temptation

Posted by Sue Kunkel on 9/28/18

Gospel Reflection, 26th Sunday in Ordinary TimeNumbers 11: 25-29; James 5: 1-6; Mark 9: 38-43, 45, 47-48

Dealing With Temptation

Jesus speaks in our gospels today about how if your hand, your foot, or your eye cause you to sin, cut them off or pluck it out.  It is ... Read More »

Today’s Gospel is a Reality Check

Posted by Sue Kunkel on 9/18/18

Gospel Reflection, 25th Sunday in Ordinary TimeWisdom 2:12, 17-21; James 3:16-4:3; Mark 9:30-37

Today’s Gospel is a Reality Check The Oscars. The Super Bowl. TV talent shows. Your son's Little League championship. We live in a culture set on competition. The desire to "be the best" goes beyond hobbies ... Read More »

The Crucified Messiah

Posted by Sue Kunkel on 9/13/18

Gospel Reflection, 24th Sunday in Ordinary TimeIsaiah 50: 4c-9a; Romans 14: 7-9 James 2: 14-18; Mark 8: 27-35

 The Crucified Messiah

 Saint Mark has one primary aim in his gospel: bringing his hearers and readers to recognize Jesus as the Messiah.  And yet, there are two parts.  At the end ... Read More »

Child Sexual Abuse is All of Our Responsibility

Posted by Sue Kunkel on 9/04/18

Child Sexual Abuse is All of Our Responsibility

              If you are like me, you are feeling shock, anger, disgust, outrage, or betrayal by the recent allegations by bishops and of bishops and priests and the grand jury report out of Pennsylvania.  It is wrong and it is rightly ... Read More »