Browsing Father Tony's Writings

Who Will Roll the Stone Away?

Posted by Sue Kunkel on 4/11/17

Gospel Reflection, Easter Sunday, Year AActs 10: 34a, 37-43; 1 Corinthians 5: 6b-8; John 20: 1-9

Who Will Roll The Stone Away?

Imagine what it would have been like to be Mary of Magdala, Peter, or John in the Gospel story.  They could not possibly have anticipated what happened.  ... Read More »

The Passion of Jesus for Us

Posted by Sue Kunkel on 4/06/17

Gospel Reflection, Palm Sunday, Year AIsaiah 50:4-7; Philippians 2:6-11; Matthew 26:14 -- 27:66

The Passion of Jesus for Us

The procession that we make on Palm Sunday is a strange thing.  We make it because we reflect upon and share in our own lives the reality of what happened ... Read More »

The Power of Our Lord’s Words

Posted by Sue Kunkel on 3/28/17

Gospel ReflectionEzekiel 37: 12-14; Romans 8: 8-11; John 11: 1-45

The Power of Our Lord’s Words

Several years ago there was a good article in the Catholic Spirit called “The Miracle of Maria.”  Maria had a very unusual birth.  The family wanted to deliver the baby at home but ... Read More »

Fourth Sunday of Lent

Posted by Dan Dupay on 3/21/17

"So he went and washed, and came back able to see." The man born blind was healed by the power of Christ. But the man played his part as well. First, he let Jesus spread the clay on his eyes, which was probably just as strange as it sounds. ... Read More »

A Love That Frees Us

Posted by Sue Kunkel on 3/14/17

Gospel Reflection, Third Sunday of Lent, Year AExodus 17: 3-7 Romans 5: 1-2, 5-8; John 4: 5-42

A Love That Frees Us

The story of the Samaritan woman with Jesus is a beautiful story of God’s love.  It is personal.  It is an encounter with Jesus as the Messiah ... Read More »

Coming Down off a Mountain

Posted by Sue Kunkel on 3/09/17

Gospel Reflection, 2nd Sunday of Lent, Year AGenesis 12: 1-4a; 2 Timothy 1: 8b-10; Matthew 17: 1-9

Coming Down off a Mountain

In my travels over the years, I have done some mountain hiking.  It’s a real blessing and thrill to get to the top.  Often after a long ... Read More »

We Live by God’s Holy Word

Posted by Sue Kunkel on 2/28/17

Gospel Reflection, First Sunday of Lent, Year AGenesis 2: 7-9; 3: 1-7; Romans 5: 12-19; Matthew 4: 1-11

We Live by God’s Holy Word

We are without a doubt exposed to many temptations.  They can confront us in thousands of forms:  the temptation to drive too fast, to eat ... Read More »

Trust in God – Wholeheartedly!

Posted by Sue Kunkel on 2/28/17

Gospel Reflection, 8th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year AIsaiah 49: 14-15; 1 Corinthians 4: 1-5; Matthew 6: 24-34

 Trust in God – Wholeheartedly!

“Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself.  Let the days trouble be sufficient for the day.” (Mt 6:34).  Didn’t ... Read More »

To Follow Him Will be Our Strength

Posted by Sue Kunkel on 2/14/17

Gospel ReflectionSeventh Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year ALeviticus 19: 1-2, 17-18; 1 Corinthians 3: 16-23; Matthew 5:38-48

To Follow Him Will be Our Strength

What if I behave in such a way, on the straight and narrow path, that others could take advantage of me? If I am completely ... Read More »

The Foundations

Posted by Sue Kunkel on 2/08/17

Gospel ReflectionSixth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A

The Foundations

Often in our places of work, we check the foundations.  We get to the root causes of why something is malfunctioning.  In manufacturing, there is usually a machine that has gone wrong that is causing problems further down the ... Read More »