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.
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...
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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Geeky Catholic Sunday: Third Sunday of Ordinary Time
Gospel Reading: Luke 1:1-4; 4:14-21
Highlight: "The eyes of all in the synagogue looked intently at him."
Reflection: Notice the content of Jesus's message at each stage of this story, and the corresponding actions of the people. The first message Jesus proclaims is a passage from the Scriptures. All the people had to do was show up to the synagogue to hear that. But the message was nothing they hadn't heard before, and it did not have direct personal significance to them. But Jesus's next message - about the Scripture being fulfilled in their hearing - required something more from the people...
Geeky Catholic Sunday: The Epiphany of the Lord
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Edit: I fixed the blog post so that you can read it now. Thanks for letting me know, @George
New post from guest contributor Sara Bailey. The Two Steps to Sleeping Well After Losing Someone. https://www.geekycatholicdad.com/2018/10/guest-contributer-sara-bailey-two-steps.html
New post. Where did Jesus get his Y chromosome?
Hey everyone, I heard about this network from New Evangelists Monthly. I am a Catholic father of 5 (2 boys at home, a boy and a girl in heaven, and a baby on the way) living in Minnesota. I blog about a variety of topics at GeekyCatholicDad.com.
Check out this post for a look at how The Greatest Showman intersects our faith. https://www.geekycatholicdad.com/2018/07/finding-truth-in-spectacle-look-at.html
Of course, about a week after I wrote this, Bishop Barron wrote a far superior article about the movie.
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