Reflections

Reflections

Reflections


Showing items for 'December 2012'

Christmas 2012

Posted by Fr. Ted Hesburgh, C.S.C. on

Christmas is, for me, a great sign of hope. You look at the news in the New York Times, and there is not much hope on the front page. But, with Christmas there is eternal joy, and there is happiness. With Christmas, into this blackened and abandoned world comes a Savior, a little Child. And...

4th Sunday of Advent (Dec. 23, 2012)

Posted by Fr. Herb Yost, C.S.C. on

This past weekend, the first two Readings had the theme of joy and rejoicing. All I could think of was the parishioners of St. Rose of Lima Church in Newtown, Conn. It was very much like the day after 9/11 when the Gospel of the day was "Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you ... ."...

3rd Sunday of Advent (Dec. 16, 2012)

Posted by Fr. Herb Yost, C.S.C. on

John the Baptist is still in center stage. In last week's Gospel, he proclaimed a baptism of repen-tance; it was to be the symbol of a person's desire to make some changes in his or her life. I took a line from last Sunday's First Reading ("Take off your robe of mourning and misery") and...

2nd Sunday of Advent (Dec. 9, 2012)

Posted by Fr. Herb Yost, C.S.C. on

John the Baptist makes his first Advent appearance in this Sunday's Gospel. Using the words of Isaiah, which undoubtedly he had studied from his youth, he proclaimed a baptism of repentance. This would help to fill the valleys, straighten the roads and smooth the rough spots in our lives.