Geeky Catholic Sunday: The Fifth Sunday of Easter

Gospel Reading: John 13:31-35

Highlight: "This is how all will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another."

Reflection: Being a follower of Christ means a lot of things. There are things we believe that the rest of the world mocks. Our faith can influence who we vote for, or where we spend our money. But the defining characteristic of a Christian should be...

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Geeky Catholic Sunday: The Fourth Sunday of Easter

Gospel Reading: John 10:27-30

Highlight: "No one can take them out of my hand."

Reflection: When I read today's Gospel, I get a sense of security. It is so reassuring to hear our Lord talk about us this way. We are so...

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WARNING: This review will be full of spoilers, so do not continue until you have seen Avengers: Endgame. So first, go see the movie. I'll wait.

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Geeky Catholic Sunday: The Third Sunday of Easter

Gospel Reading: John 21:1-19

Highlight: "At that time, Jesus revealed himself again to his disciples at the Sea of Tiberias."

Reflection: I didn't even make it past the first sentence of this Gospel reading when I was struck by a realization. Growing up, I always took the different accounts of the apostles seeing the resurrected...

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Geeky Catholic Sunday: Divine Mercy Sunday

Gospel Reading: John 20:19-31

Highlight: "Have you come to believe because you have seen me? Blessed are those who have not seen and have believed."

Reflection: Poor Thomas. "Doubting Thomas." It's so easy to give him a hard time for disbelieving something that we've known about for two thousand years. But did he really...

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Geeky Catholic Easter

Gospel Reading: John 20:1-9

Highlight (from the Sequence): "Christ indeed from death is risen, our new life obtaining. Have mercy, victor King, ever reigning."

Reflection: I'm not exaggerating when I say that the resurrection of Jesus Christ is the single most...

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Geeky Catholic Sunday: Palm Sunday

Gospel Reading: Luke 22:14-23:56

Highlight: "We have been condemned justly, for the sentence we received corresponds to our crimes, but this man has done nothing criminal."

Reflection: As we prepare to enter the Easter Triduum, and meditate on the passion, death, and resurrection of Jesus, let us take a moment to observe the contrast between...

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Geeky Catholic Sunday: The Fifth Sunday of Lent

Gospel Reading: John 8:1-11

Highlight: "Then Jesus said, 'Neither do I condemn you.'"

Reflection: When preparing this week's reflection, I was struck by the fact that this Gospel passage does not address...

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Geeky Catholic Sunday: The Fourth Sunday of Lent

Gospel Reading: Luke 15:1-3, 11-32

Highlight: "'Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you.' . . . But his father ordered his servants, 'Quickly bring the finest robe and put it on him.'"

Reflection: The message of this parable is not just that God forgives us if we come back to him and repent; it is...

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Geeky Catholic Sunday: The Third Sunday of Lent

Gospel Reading: Luke 13:1-9

Highlight: "Do you think that because these Galileans suffered in this way they were greater sinners than all other Galileans?"

Reflection: Jesus gives us some great insight into the role of suffering in our lives. The fact that bad things happen to us does not necessarily mean that God is punishing us for...

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Geeky Catholic Sunday: The Second Sunday of Lent

Gospel Reading: Luke 9:28B-36

Highlight: "But he did not know what he was saying."

Reflection: Peter was so amazed by what he saw, that he started spouting off the first thing that came into his head. The experience was so wonderful that he didn't want it to end. So he proposed building tents so they could stay there on the mountain forever. I think that Peter...

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Last weekend, I braved a winter storm to go see Captain Marvel. I absolutely loved it, and I have a host of things I want to say about it. If you haven't seen the movie yet, don't worry. I start off with a spoiler-free review. After that, there's a spoiler warning and a poster of Goose the Cat you'll have to scroll past before I get into any spoilers.
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Geeky Catholic Sunday: The First Sunday of Lent

Gospel Reading: Luke 4:1-13

Highlight: "When the devil had finished every temptation, he departed from him for a time."

Reflection: Try as we might to live a life of holiness, we will inevitably be tempted to sin. Even if we are able to resist at first, it seems like the trials will never end...

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Geeky Catholic Ash Wednesday

Gospel Reading: Matthew 6:1-6, 16-18

Highlight: "When you fast, anoint your head and wash your face, so that you may not appear to be fasting, except to your Father who is hidden."

Reflection: ... Doesn't the practice of wearing an ashen cross on our foreheads all day contradict this message? ...

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Geeky Catholic Sunday: The Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Highlight: "Remove the wooden beam from your eye first; then you will see clearly to remove the splinter in your brother's eye."

Reflection:  I think the lesson a lot of people take from this parable is that we shouldn't judge others, because we aren't perfect. But if you read carefully, that's not exactly what Jesus is saying...

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Geeky Catholic Sunday: The Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time

Gospel Reading: Luke 6:27-38

Highlight: "Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful."

Reflection: Am I as merciful as God the Father? Certainly not. I do not forgive the way God forgives. When someone apologizes to me, I am quick to say I forgive them. But am I...

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Geeky Catholic Sunday: The Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Gospel Reading: Luke 6:17,20-26

Highlight: "Blessed are you who are now hungry, for you will be satisfied."

Reflection: There are a couple of levels on which we can take this verse. On the one hand, Jesus was talking to people who were physically hungry. But more broadly, he was talking about...

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Geeky Catholic Sunday: The Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Gospel Reading: Luke 5:1-11

Highlight: "When they had done this, they caught a great number of fish and their nets were tearing."

Reflection: Once Simon Peter got over his pride and submitted to Jesus, he was met with overwhelming results. For someone whose livelihood had always depended on catching a lot of fish, I have to imagine that Peter was both excited and...

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Geeky Catholic Sunday: The Fourth Sunday of Ordinary Time

Gospel Reading: Luke 4:21-30

Highlight: "'No prophet is accepted in his own native place.' . . . Jesus passed through the midst of them and went away."

Reflection: Most people have someone in their lives whom they wish would come back to the faith...

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