Author: Fr. Alex Roche

Irritation forms pearls

A reflection on the readings for September 25, 2022 — the Twenty-sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time Oysters are ugly, strange-looking little animals. Like so many things throughout the world, they seem like they could be from another planet. But, as you...

Irritation forms pearls

The love that will save

A reflection on the readings for Sunday, June 26, 2022 — The Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time About 40 miles from Rome on the Tyrrhenian coast is the little resort town of Nettuno. Nettuno is home to the shrine of...

The love that will save

Faith, Science, and Trust

A Scripture reflection for the Second Sunday of Easter, April 24, 2022 – Divine Mercy Sunday. Blessed are those who have not seen and have believed. (John 20:29) At first glance, this verse sounds like a trite caricature of religious...

Faith, Science, and Trust

The Holiness of Time

A reflection on the readings for the First Sunday of Advent — November 28, 2021 You are busy, you are overworked, and you are exhausted. Advent is upon us and, while someone once told you something about the yoke being...

The Holiness of Time

Hear, O Israel!

A reflection on the readings for Sunday, October 31, 2021 — The Thirty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time Hear, O Israel! The LORD is our God, the LORD alone! Therefore, you shall love the LORD, your God, with all your heart, and with...

Hear, O Israel!