Author: Fr. Alex Roche

The God who speaks in the storm

A reflection on the readings for Sunday, June 20, 2021 — the Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time There are few experiences in the world that can match the intensity, the violence, and the sheer drama of a midwestern storm. Growing up...

The God who speaks in the storm

Proclaiming Christ at Pentecost

A reflection on the readings for Sunday, May 23, 2021 — the Feast of Pentecost. Preach always, use words when necessary.” These are perhaps the most famous words of St. Francis of Assisi—or so we are told. I have always...

Proclaiming Christ at Pentecost

The Good Shepherd lays down his life

A reflection on the readings for April 25, 2021 — the Fourth Sunday of Easter A few miles away from my former parish is a Catholic Worker Farm staffed by two theology professors, a former parishioner, and a Border Collie....

The Good Shepherd lays down his life

Judas, Our Brother

Introduction — Fr. Alex Roche In June of 2017 Pope Francis visited the small village of Bozzolo in the Diocese of Cremona, located in northern Italy’s Po Valley. The images of a Roman Pontiff visiting the little town of 5,000...

Judas, Our Brother