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A special note from Fr. Richard: An opportunity hidden in plain sight.

A special note from Fr. Richard: An opportunity hidden in plain sight. Tuesday, November 16, 2021 Dear Friend, Thirty-five years ago, during the summer of 1986, I left Cincinnati with all my possessions in the back of my little Toyota pick-up and started driving west to Albuquerque, New Mexico. I stopped in Kansas to visit… Continue Reading A special note from Fr. Richard: An opportunity hidden in plain sight.

It’s All a Gift

What Do We Do With Money? It’s All a Gift Thursday, September 23, 2021 Jesus said to the host who had invited him, “When you hold a lunch or dinner . . . invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind; and blessed indeed will you be because of their inability to repay you.”… Continue Reading It’s All a Gift

Doorways to Christian Contemplation: Weekly Summary

Doorways to Christian Contemplation Saturday, July 17, 2021 Week Twenty-Eight Summary and Practice Sunday, July 11—Friday, July 16, 2021 Sunday The diverse methods of contemplation are the many varied, fruitful, and life-giving practices and ways of praying that are nourished from the same root—the Sacred Presence. Monday Jesus said, “Judge not and you shall not… Continue Reading Doorways to Christian Contemplation: Weekly Summary

Luke’s Good News: God’s Justice

Great Themes of Scripture: New Testament Luke’s Good News: God’s Justice Tuesday, July 6, 2021 For Luke, while the ultimate meaning of the good news is still the nearness of God’s kingdom, he says it differently. He speaks not of God’s kingdom but of God’s justice, and he especially emphasizes the privileged position of the… Continue Reading Luke’s Good News: God’s Justice

Mark’s Good News: A Secret Message

Great Themes of Scripture: New Testament Mark’s Good News: A Secret Message Monday, July 5, 2021 At the beginning of Mark’s Gospel, he announces that he is proclaiming the good news about Jesus Christ, the Messiah, the Son of God (Mark 1:1). But in the first half of the Gospel, it is the evil spirits… Continue Reading Mark’s Good News: A Secret Message

Matthew’s Good News: The Kingdom of Heaven is at Hand

Great Themes of Scripture: New Testament Matthew’s Good News: The Kingdom of Heaven is at Hand Sunday, July 4, 2021 Independence Day in the U.S. This week I will continue to share portions from my early tapes and books on the Great Themes of Scripture. While these talks first launched my public teaching ministry in… Continue Reading Matthew’s Good News: The Kingdom of Heaven is at Hand

A Gospel Lens

Learning How to See A Gospel Lens Friday, March 5, 2021 You are not here to verify, Instruct yourself, or inform curiosity Or carry report. You are here to kneel Where prayer has been valid. —T. S. Eliot, “Little Gidding” Everybody looks at the world through their own lens, a matrix of culturally inherited qualities,… Continue Reading A Gospel Lens

Jesus and the Reign of God: Weekly Summary

Jesus and the Reign of God Saturday, November 21, 2020 Summary: Sunday, November 15—Friday, November 20, 2020 The Reign of God is the subject of Jesus’s inaugural address, his Sermon on the Mount, and the majority of his parables. It is clearly the guiding image of his entire ministry. (Sunday) Jesus is talking about the… Continue Reading Jesus and the Reign of God: Weekly Summary

The Reign of God

Jesus and the Reign of God The Reign of God Sunday, November 15, 2020 Jesus announced, lived, and inaugurated for history a new social order. He called it the Reign or Kingdom of God and it became the guiding image of his entire ministry. The Reign of God is the subject of Jesus’ inaugural address… Continue Reading The Reign of God

A Church on the Margins

Mystics and the Margins A Church on the Margins Monday, September 28, 2020 We’ve tended to soften Jesus’ conflict with the system, or the established powers, but Jesus’ ministry took place on the margins! In the year 313 A.D., with the Edict of Milan, the Church dramatically changed sides and Christians officially became the Church… Continue Reading A Church on the Margins