Author: Fr. Satish Joseph

Dying with Christ to Rise with Him

A scripture reflection for Easter Sunday, April 17, 2022 It was January 11, 2019. I had been back home only for two days, but that was the day I lost my beloved father. Dad was buried in the local parish...

Dying with Christ to Rise with Him

Reimagining Community

A reflection on the readings for the Fourth Sunday of Lent, March 27, 2022. We have heard the parable of the prodigal son many times. It seems that Jesus left the parable wide open with unanswered questions. Did the older...

Reimagining Community

Conversion is for Good People Too

A reflection on the Readings for March 20, 2022 — the Third Sunday of Lent (Year C) Over the last few years, I have offered adult faith-formation series based on some of the great saints of the Church. Thus far...

Conversion is for Good People Too

To Find Splendor in the Unspectacular

There are two supernatural events narrated in today’s scripture readings. The first event concerns Abraham (Gn 15:5-12, 17-18). Abraham heard God speak, saying, “I have brought you from Ur of the Chaldeans to give you possession of this land.” But...

To Find Splendor in the Unspectacular

Revelation, Doctrine, Ethics: One Seamless Story

A reflection on the readings for February 20, 2022 — The Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time Different elements make what we call religion, faith tradition, Christianity, or Catholicism. A religion encompasses many dimensions – revelation, doctrines, traditions, rituals, practices, and ethics....

Revelation, Doctrine, Ethics: One Seamless Story

Lent 2022: Don’t Let it Catch You by Surprise

Super Bowl LVI is over, leaving some ecstatic and others crushed. Soon it will be time for March Madness – a thrilling twenty-one-day extravaganza of exceptional sportsmanship. Perhaps not as extravagant or thrilling, but Lent 2022 is also on the...

Lent 2022: Don’t Let it Catch You by Surprise

Love: A Prophetic Call

A reflection on the Readings of January 30, 2022 – the Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time It is not uncommon for people to ask me, “How did you decide to become a priest?” Often my answer to this question is...

Love: A Prophetic Call

John’s Epiphany

A reflection on the readings for Sunday, January 16, 2022 — The Second Sunday in Ordinary Time Today we heard from the Gospel of John. It is important for us to know that, unlike Matthew and Luke, John does not have...

John’s Epiphany

The Epiphany – Traditions and Lessons of the Magi

A reflection on the Feast of the Epiphany — (Click here for audio) Epiphany is a word meaning ‘manifestation’. It is an event as important as Christmas itself. Jesus incarnate at Christmas and Jesus made manifest to the world at...

The Epiphany – Traditions and Lessons of the Magi