The Greatest Treasure Teaches in the Temple Treasury

After the Easter Triduum, when most of you will be reading this, we have opportunity to look back at what led up to Jesus’ Passion, and thoughtfully to consider with St. John deeper meanings than we have understood previously, even after a lifetime of Holy Weeks.  There are always other treasures to be mined in […]

Jesus’ Words of Absolution

We have come to the beginning of John 8 as we are about to enter Holy Week and more Catholics are hearing precious and life-transforming words of absolution than at any other time of the year. The adulterous woman who had been thrown at the feet of Jesus heard, “…Has no one condemned you?….Neither do […]

Rivers of Living Water

“….Search and you will see that no prophet is to arise from Galilee!” say the skeptics among the Pharisees (John 7:52), the same men who had inadvertently mouthed a prophecy (7:35) concerning the worldwide teaching ministry of Jesus which would indeed come about after His death, Resurrection and Ascension into heaven.  How awesome this is, something […]

Another Great Feast

Wednesday morning’s book group on the interisland ferry was lively; there was much participation and many thoughtful ideas expressed.  And, of course, as a group we took the opportunity to respond to the bishops’ pleas for prayer during this interregnum period, so full of responsibility and anticipation. Our assignment from now until April 3 is […]