A Quiet & Tranquil Life

25th Sunday of Ordinary Time (C)

In this Sunday’s scripture readings, St. Paul writes to Timothy about living “a quiet and tranquil life” that is full of devotion and pleasing to God. Sounds nice, doesn’t it! We all long for peace and tranquility. Yet for many of us it seems like a luxury. How are we to find peace in a world full of so many problems that seem insurmountable?

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Is the Church Anti-Science?

23rd Sunday of Ordinary Time (C)

This Sunday’s readings talk about two different ways of knowing the truth. “Scarce do we guess the things on earth, and what is within our grasp we find with difficulty; but when things are in heaven, who can search them out? Or who ever knew your counsel, except you had given wisdom and sent your holy spirit from on high? (Wis 9:16-17).

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Excellence vs. Arrogance

22nd Sunday of Ordinary Time (C)

In our scripture readings this Sunday, we are told not to seek out things that are “too sublime for us.” But does this mean we can’t strive for excellence in our work and studies? We take a look at this question in this week’s video reflection.

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The Narrow Gate

21st Sunday of Ordinary Time (C)

In this Sunday’s gospel (Lk 13:22-30), someone asks Jesus if only a few people will be saved. Rather than give a “yes” or “no” answer, Jesus instead talks about a “narrow gate.” Does this mean the path to heaven is difficult or impossible? Not necessarily. Deacon Matt talks about the “narrow” way to heaven in this week’s reflection…

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