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Author: Fr. Alex Roche

The Challenge to Unite

A reflection on the Sunday Readings for January 22, 2023 — the Third Sunday in Ordinary Time As the Divisional Round of the NFL playoffs dawns upon us this weekend, we are blessed to witness some genuinely epic rivalries between...

The Challenge to Unite

The king of the outcasts

After years of ending the Christmas season and recognizing that I hadn’t listened to any carols, watched any classic Christmas movies, or otherwise engaged the holiday spirit at all (aside from ministry-related matters, obviously), I have approached Christmas a bit...

The king of the outcasts

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