Living the word

Michaela Bruzzese 08-01-2004
Six months after Ash Wednesday,

Six months after Ash Wednesday, we are gifted with another month of reminders of its most basic and important lessons. Once again we have an opportunity to recognize our false idols - especially the most persistent: wealth, power, and ego - and to turn back to God, the source of true power and a love so great that we neither need nor yearn for the temporary

Michaela Bruzzese 05-01-2004
The history of the struggles of the oppressed is the history of the call of the Holy Spirit to a divided world,

The history of the struggles of the oppressed is the history of the call of the Holy Spirit to a divided world, writes Mexican theologian Maria Pilar Aquino in Our Cry for Life. For liberation theologians, the presence of the Holy Spirit is synonymous with the struggle for liberation. This observation is

Michaela Bruzzese 04-01-2004

"Only in our doing can we grasp you, only with our hands can we illumine you....

Michaela Bruzzese 03-01-2004
Reflections on the Common Lectionary, Cycle C
Michaela Bruzzese 02-01-2004

Reflections on the Revised Common Lectionary, Cycle C

Michaela Bruzzese 01-01-2004
Matthew, Luke, and John tell us the story of Jesus in their own words.
Michaela Bruzzese 11-01-2003

Rabbi Tarfon said, "The day is short. The work is long. We are not enjoined to complete the task.

Michaela Bruzzese 09-01-2003

"We must re-vision Christian faith as a combative, argumentative, and emancipatory" practice that seeks "the well-being of all." 

Michaela Bruzzese 07-01-2003

"That's when I want you—you knower of my emptiness, you unspeaking partner to my sorrow. That's when I need you, God, like food," wrote Rainer Maria Rilke in his Book of Hours.

Michaela Bruzzese 05-01-2003

Despite Jesus' greeting to the disciples, the weeks following his resurrection are anything but peaceful for the struggling community.

Lauren F. Winner 03-01-2003

I've grown a little cynical about Lenten devotion.

Lauren F. Winner 01-01-2003

Epiphany: It's one of the most "religious" words there is.

Kari Jo Verhulst 11-01-2002
Bible Study
Kari Jo Verhulst 05-01-2002

These weeks from Easter to Pentecost memorialize the calling forth and sending out of Jesus' witnesses.

Kari Jo Verhulst 03-01-2002

Years ago when my mother was quite ill, a friend copied a poem and surreptitiously slipped it into my Bible.

Kari Jo Verhulst 01-01-2002

The journey from Epiphany to Lent brings us from the brightness of our dawning to the bleakness of our sinfulness.

Michaela Bruzzese 11-01-2001

"How do you want to spend your life? We all know you can ruin it.

Michaela Bruzzese 09-01-2001
We are reminded that the commitment to the gospel is an absolute one. Reflections on the revised common lectionary, Cycle C.