On February 13, 1977, Salvadoran Jesuit Rutilio Grande, who was a close friend of Oscar Romero, gave a sermon responding to the abduction and expulsion of Mario Bernal, a Colombian priest working in the neighboring […]
We are the Sheep Called to be Good Shepherds
For those of us following the western liturgical calendar, today marks the fourth Sunday of Easter. This day is commonly referred to as “Good Shepherd” Sunday because the Gospel reading comes from the tenth chapter […]
Becoming God’s Spoken Word: Elizabeth and the Communion of Saints
By B. Kevin Brown Today marks the Feast of Saint Elizabeth, mother of John the Baptist and relative of Mary of Nazareth. It is the feast of a familiar figure in the tradition. Yet, since […]
The Most Difficult Words of Jesus
As Vacation Bible School continues here at Daily Theology, I would like to turn our attention to the Gospel of Luke–in particular, to a passage I like to call “the most difficult words of Jesus.” In this […]
Fear or Faith?
At my first communion, I received a picture Bible. All the stories were told through comic strips, like the Bible version of Rex Morgan, M.D. Abraham, Sarah, Hagar, Ishmael, Isaac, Leah, Rachel, Jacob, Moses, Gideon, […]
When Disciples Fail
Mark’s gospel, long overlooked in early Christian tradition, experienced something of a resurgence in the late nineteenth century when biblical scholars came to the conclusion that Mark, long believed to be the second gospel written, […]
The Rich Young Man and Privilege
‘Good Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?’ Jesus said to him, ‘Why do you call me good? No one is good but God alone. You know the commandments: “You shall not murder; […]
Our Work and Wages
Reflection on the readings for the 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time “’Why do you stand here idle all day?’ They answered, ‘Because no one has hired us.’ He said to them, ‘You too go into […]
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