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    • Reflection for Friday, September 19, 2003: 24th week in Ordinary Time. 

      Pedersen, Cathy Weiss (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2003-09-19)
      Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of God!| (Responsorial refrain for 9/19/2003)|| If only, it was as easy to live these words, as to proclaim them...| This past weekend I spent too many hours caring ...
    • Reflection for Friday, September 19, 2008: 24th week in Ordinary Time. 

      Pedersen, Cathy Weiss (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2008-09-19)
      While traveling (and not frantically rushing to the gate to catch my plane) I sometimes 'people watch' other travelers. Some are students or business people engaged with their laptops until the very last moment before ...
    • Reflection for Friday, September 29, 2006: Sts. Michael, Gabriel, and Raphael. 

      Pedersen, Cathy Weiss (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2006-09-29)
      In my marriage preparation work with engaged couples, I use FOCCUS (Facilitating Open Couple Communication, Understanding and Study) - an instrument to enable the individual partners to talk about their understanding and ...
    • Reflection for Monday, August 28, 2006: 21st week in Ordinary Time. 

      Pedersen, Cathy Weiss (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2006-08-28)
      Another academic year dawns as freshmen arrive to begin a new chapter in their life adventures. It is an exciting and energetic time as the new and returning students ready themselves for yet another year of learning and ...
    • Reflection for Monday, December 20, 2010: 4th week in Advent. 

      Pedersen, Cathy Weiss (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2010-12-20)
      "Do not be afraid, Mary!"... "May it be done according to your word...." These familiar words from Luke continue the advent vigil into our celebration of Christmas.||Throughout this week we hear the angel of God delivering ...
    • Reflection for Monday, December 22, 2008: 4th week in Advent. 

      Pedersen, Cathy Weiss (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2008-12-22)
      As Christmas approaches, many of us are probably wrapping presents, baking, and preparing for gatherings and/or travel to celebrate with family and friends. We know that this is a most holy season of remembering the great ...
    • Reflection for Monday, February 21, 2000: 7th week in Ordinary Time. 

      Pedersen, Cathy Weiss (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2000-02-21)
      Jesus' followers learned much as they traveled with him. They were beginning to understand that they were called to share this knowledge/wisdom with others, to serve the needs of others whom they met along the way.|Yet in ...
    • Reflection for Monday, February 23, 2009: 7th week in Ordinary Time. 

      Pedersen, Cathy Weiss (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2009-02-23)
      Recently, I entered the wonderful world of grand-motherhood. These past five months have opened an awe inspiring journey as I marvel at the gift of new life in our grandson. I am again invited into the world of wonder as ...
    • Reflection for Monday, January 22, 2007: 3rd week in Ordinary Time. 

      Pedersen, Cathy Weiss (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2007-01-22)
      Today's readings prompt me to examine how I see God in my everyday life. God is everywhere and always with us, but I do find myself too easily swept up into the day to day 'to-do's as I enter second semester. Juggling ...
    • Reflection for Monday, January 24, 2011: 3rd week in Ordinary Time. 

      Pedersen, Cathy Weiss (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2011-01-24)
      "By the prince of demons he drives out demons." This accusation of Jesus by the scribes seems ludicrous to those of us reading the Gospel today. How could anyone charge Jesus with such allegations when he was relieving so ...
    • Reflection for Monday, January 5, 2004: 2nd week in Christmas. 

      Pedersen, Cathy Weiss (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2004-01-05)
      "Those who keep these commandments ('...believe in the name of God's Own, Jesus Christ, and love one another...'I Jn 3: 23) live in God and God lives in them." (I John 3:24a) ||"On the eleventh day of Christmas, my true ...
    • Reflection for Monday, July 12, 2004: 15th week in Ordinary Time. 

      Pedersen, Cathy Weiss (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2004-07-12)
      “Make justice your aim; redress the wronged, hear the orphans’ plea, defend the widow.” Isaiah 1: 17|A popular bumper sticker states: “If you want peace, do justice.” Some propose that our war in Iraq is to make peace. ...
    • Reflection for Monday, July 29, 2002: 17th week in Ordinary Time. 

      Pedersen, Cathy Weiss (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2002-07-29)
      Today we remember and honor Martha of Bethany. Scripture notes that Jesus was a friend of Martha and her sister, Mary and her brother, Lazarus.||So, it should be no surprise that in both of today's gospel accounts there ...
    • Reflection for Monday, July 30, 2001: 17th week in Ordinary Time. 

      Pedersen, Cathy Weiss (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2001-07-30)
      On July 22, I attended a prayer service celebrating the life of St. Mary of Magdala, the woman to whom Christ chose to reveal himself after his resurrection and the woman he chose to proclaim his resurrection to the Apostles. ...
    • Reflection for Monday, June 17, 2002: 11th week in Ordinary Time. 

      Pedersen, Cathy Weiss (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2002-06-17)
      What is justice? How should we deal with injustice?||In I Kings, King Ahab wants the vineyard of his neighbor, Naboth. Naboth refuses to sell or trade his family's ancestral heritage. Ahab's wife, Jezebel plots to have ...
    • Reflection for Monday, June 25, 2007: 12th week in Ordinary Time. 

      Pedersen, Cathy Weiss (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2007-06-25)
      Our family recently vacationed in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee where we enjoyed amazing views of nature's beauty from our lodgings in the mountains outside of Smoky Mountain National Park. Most days we were able to ...
    • Reflection for Monday, March 15, 1999: 4th week in Lent. 

      Pedersen, Cathy Weiss (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 1999-03-15)
      'Great' (or Conflicting) Expectations?||" ... So, when Jesus arrived in Galilee, it was the Galileans who welcomed him, because they themselves had been at the feast of Cana and had seen all that he had done ... That's why ...
    • Reflection for Monday, May 29, 2006: 7th week in Easter. 

      Pedersen, Cathy Weiss (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2006-05-29)
      Today, we observe Memorial Day in the United States, a day to honor those who have died while serving their country. In my family, as a child, it was also a day to visit the graves of loved ones, recalling their presence ...
    • Reflection for Monday, May 3, 2004: 4th week in Easter. 

      Pedersen, Cathy Weiss (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2004-05-03)
      "Have I been with you all this time, Phillip, and still you don't know me?"(John 14: 9) ||As a child, I was convinced that had I been alive at the time of Jesus, there would be no question that I would follow him. So, it ...
    • Reflection for Monday, November 13, 2006: 32nd week in Ordinary Time. 

      Pedersen, Cathy Weiss (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2006-11-13)
      Our country has just completed another election season, and our country, state and municipal leaders have been voted into office. As citizens, we hope that these newly elected leaders will recognize their responsibilities ...