Geeky Catholic Sunday: Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Gospel Reading: Luke 10:38-42

Highlight: "Mary has chosen the better part and it will not be taken from her."

Reflection: It might be hard to read this reading and not think that Jesus is missing something. "Jesus," we might say, "that's great that Mary is sitting at your feet and listening to you. But if we all just sat and listened, the world would...

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Geeky Catholic Sunday: Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Gospel Reading: Luke 10:25-37

Highlight: "When he saw him, he passed by on the opposite side."

Reflection: This reading might not be very challenging at first glance. After all, the priest and the Levite didn't act charitably. It's easy, then, to identify with the Good Samaritan. But what would I really...

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Geeky Catholic Sunday: The Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Gospel Reading: Luke 10:1-12, 17-20

Highlight: "If a peaceful person lives there, your peace will rest on him; but if not, it will return to you."

Reflection: This verse doesn't usually stick out to me when I read this Gospel passage, but it did today. It's about wishing peace for people, and really, to wish peace for someone is to love them. Jesus is advising us to...

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Geeky Catholic Sunday: Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ

Gospel Reading: Luke 9: 11B-17

Highlight: "Five loaves and two fish are all we have."

Reflection: Christ's love is wonderfully abundant. He gives us his very body and blood, and it never runs out. He takes our meager offerings and multiplies them a thousand-fold. Take a moment to marvel at the incomprehensible vastness of Jesus's love for you.

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Geeky Catholic Sunday: Pentecost

Gospel Reading: John 20:19-23

Highlight: "As the Father has sent me, so I send you."

Reflection: It is important to remember that Jesus gave us a mission. And that mission is not just, "Believe in Jesus and work on your private relationship with him." We should strive for...

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Geeky Catholic Sunday: The Ascension of the Lord

Gospel Reading: Luke 24:46-53

Highlight: "And behold I am sending the promise of my Father upon you; but stay in the city until you are clothed with power from on high."

Reflection: One of the difficult things about being a follower of Christ is discerning God's will for our lives. We know that we should do good and avoid sin, but what about the questions regarding...

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Geeky Catholic Sunday: The Sixth Sunday of Easter

Gospel Reading: John 14:23-29

Highlight: "And we will come to him and make our dwelling with him."

Reflection: Think of the people in your life that you always want to be near. What is it about these people that you love? I'm sure it varies from person to person, but it is always...

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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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