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Chapter Talk – Third Sunday of the Year – January 24, 2021, cycle-B The gospel for this third Sunday begins with the news of John the Baptist’s arrest. It follows with Jesus’ proclamation, his first words: “This is the time of fulfillment. The kingdom of God is at hand. Repent and believe in the gospel” […]

Chapter Talk – Corpus Christi – June 14, 2020 – cycle-A “The bread that I will give is my flesh for the life of the world” (Jn 6:52). “Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood remains in me and I in him” (Jn 6:54). What is Jesus saying in this excerpt from John’s gospel? […]

Chapter Talk – 18thSunday of the Year – August 4, 2019, cycle-C Revitalization:  to impart new life or vigor…to restore to a fresh condition.  What if this word became a sacred image for us as a community? No question: we worry about our future, the immediate future of our individual lives and the life of our […]

Always on the fourth Sunday of Easter we have the theme of shepherd: the Risen One who embodies the qualities of shepherd.  The gospel readings for each cycle A, B, and C are taken from chapter 10 of St. John’s gospel.  For us 21st century persons we don’t readily constellate towards the image of ‘shepherd’.  […]

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