Author: Fr. Satish Joseph

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The New Covenant – A ‘New Normal’

When I prepared my Holy Thursday homily last year, the pandemic was raging, public liturgies were suspended, everybody participated online, there was no washing of feet, and—besides the celebrant—no one received the bread and wine of the Last Supper. As...

The New Covenant – A ‘New Normal’
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Living to Die, Dying to Live

A reflection on the Sunday readings for March 21, 2021 — the Fifth Sunday in Lent This is the story of Sister Ann Rose Nu Tawng, a Burmese nun. As you are likely aware, recently the military assumed power in Burma...

Living to Die, Dying to Live
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Love for Love

A reflection on the Sunday readings for March 14, 2021 — the Fourth Sunday in Lent My parish has always maintained archives. Recently, our staff made a tremendous effort to clean and organize them. But we have also started something new....

Love for Love
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The Known Unknown

A reflection on the Sunday readings for February 26, 2021 — the Second Sunday in Lent There are things we know, there are things we don’t know, and then there is the unknown. The things we know help us to...

The Known Unknown
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‘Driven’ Into the Wilderness with Christ

A reflection on the Sunday readings for February 21, 2021 — the First Sunday in Lent Yesterday, I celebrated the funeral of the woman who gave me my favorite Lent story. She was a very pious woman and had a great...

‘Driven’ Into the Wilderness with Christ

Returning to the Lord with our whole heart

Dad had always wished to be buried in his ancestral grave. His great-grandparents and his parents are buried there. When he passed away in January 2019, he was buried in the parish cemetery for many reasons. The graves at the...

Returning to the Lord with our whole heart

Christian Antidotes for Drudgery

A reflection on the Sunday readings for February 7, 2021 — the Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time If there ever is a time when I want to reflect on the book of Job, this isn’t that week. Job experiences make him...

Christian Antidotes for Drudgery

God’s Call: Discerning Genuine from False

A reflection on the Sunday readings for January 24, 2021 — the Third Sunday in Ordinary Time In normal circumstances, writing a homily or reflection based on the call of Jonah or the call of Andrew, Simon, James, and John would...

God’s Call: Discerning Genuine from False