September 6, 2015 – What Image Do You Choose to Uphold?

September 6, 2015 – What Image Do You Choose to Uphold?

(IS 35:4-7A; PS 146:7, 8-9, 9-10; JAS 2:1-5; MK 7:31-37) Why are we so obsessed with image? In this age of the “#selfie”, we are so consumed with the image we uphold – how we look, where we go, what we do. So often on social media we see pictures of ourselves traveling the world, […]

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Posting of Reflections

Hello Readers! In an attempt to accommodate those of you who reside in different parts of the world who may get our reflections late in the day due to the time difference, we here at A Catholic Moment are tweaking our posting schedule and process. Starting with this Sunday’s reflection, we will be posting our […]

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September 4, 2015 – What does that mean?

September 4, 2015 – What does that mean?

(Col 1:15-20; Ps 100:1B-2, 3, 4, 5; Lk 5: 22-29) After I read the gospel reading for today, I asked myself, “Why wouldn’t the wedding guests fast while the bridegroom is with them?” I also wondered, “What does Jesus mean when he tells the parable of tearing a piece from a new cloth to patch […]

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September 3, 2015 – Scripture & The Purpose of Life?

September 3, 2015 – Scripture & The Purpose of Life?

(Col 1:9-14; Ps 98; Lk 5:1-11) Why are we here? What is our life’s purpose? Does our life matter? Big questions that have been asked and debated by many a philosopher, theologian and seeker. I imagine you too have asked similar questions over the years. In my work, in my family, and in my friendships […]

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September 2, 2015 – When Jesus Left at Daybreak

September 2, 2015 – When Jesus Left at Daybreak

(Col 1:1-8, Ps 52; Lk 4:38-44) I sometimes wonder: How zealous am I supposed to be in turning to the Lord for help? Am I supposed to implore the aid of the Almighty at every turn? Or did He create me with a certain amount of autonomy to take care of myself? Are there some […]

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Children of the Light

Children of the Light

Today, September 1, 2015, Fr. Damian Dietlein, OSB will leave St. Meinrad Seminary where he has taught students to love the Old Testament for 47 years. He will retire to his home Benedictine Community in North Dakota. Fr. Damian taught me and thousands of others to love the Old Testament by having us read multiple […]

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The 7-year-old’s mommy died … what do you say?

The 7-year-old’s mommy died … what do you say?

He was probably 6 when his mom got sick. Cancer. Stroke. Heart attack. Doesn’t matter … Today he is 7 and he is standing at the grave looking on as the casket is lowered into the ground. He looks at you … eyes moistened, but rubbed dry because he wants to be tough. Strong. “Why,” […]

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