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Advent Week 2: This year we ask: where can God be...

Long months of the vicious COVID-19 pandemic preceded the arrival of this year's Advent season leading to Christmas. Neither Advent nor Christmas in 2020...

Justice, peace and the call of our baptism

Some awfully nice visions of the future are painted in this year's readings for the Second Sunday of Advent -- peace and justice, primarily. But...

Scripture tells the multifaceted story of John the Baptist

The story of John the Baptist really begins when he ... But wait! His story is multifaceted in ways history often overlooked. How should...

Second Sunday of Advent: God promises justice

Sunday Scripture readings, Dec. 8, 2019 Second Sunday of Advent 1) Is 11:1-10 Psalm 72:1-2, 7-8, 12-13, 17 2) Rom 15:4-9 Gospel: Mt 3:1-12 God promises justice The readings today announce...

Scripture commentary for Sunday, Dec. 4

Readings for December 4 Second Sunday in Advent Isaiah 40:1-5, 9-11; 2 Peter 3:8-14;  Mark 1:1-8 Today’s Gospel describes the ministry of St. John the Baptist, the forerunner...

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