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    • Reflection for Saturday, August 1, 2020: 17th week in Ordinary Time. 

      Shanahan, Tom, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2020-08-01)
      |The gospel today confronts us with a grizzly, violent and disturbing drama.  Herod the tetrarch, the ruler of a quarter of the land that Jesus would travel in his lifetime, Herodias, his wife, and Salome, her daughter, ...
    • Reflection for Saturday, August 2, 2008: 17th week in Ordinary Time. 

      Kestermeier, Chas, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2008-08-02)
      At first glance this passage from Jeremiah is puzzling: the "princes and the people" can't seem to make up their minds about whether Jeremiah is a true prophet or not, whether he carries a real and demanding message from ...
    • Reflection for Saturday, August 2, 2014: 17th week in Ordinary Time. 

      Maciejewski, Jeff (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2014-08-02)
      He was willing to die for doing what the Lord asked of him. That’s the situation that Jeremiah found himself in in today’s reading. Guided by the Lord, Jeremiah publicly spoke out against the city and the priests and ...
    • Reflection for Saturday, August 3, 2002: 17th week in Ordinary Time. 

      Kuhlman, Mary Haynes (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2002-08-03)
      Dancing seductively before Herod or presenting the head of John the Baptist to her mother, Salome has appeared in many works of art, from Renaissance paintings to Richard Strauss's opera, which the Des Moines Opera produced ...
    • Reflection for Saturday, August 4, 2012: 17th week in Ordinary Time. 

      Schuler, Jeanne (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2012-08-04)
      Words and Reality||"Let not the flood-waters overwhelm me, nor the abyss swallow me up." Psalm 69:16.|Sometimes we can remember the exact day when we first understood words heard many times before. Maybe it was fear that ...
    • Reflection for Saturday, August 4, 2018: 17th Week of Ordinary Time. 

      Miller, Mariana (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2018-08-04)
      In reading the first reading and the gospel for today carefully, something struck me. I noticed that in both cases some who did not want to hear what the prophets had to say, wanted to get rid of the prophet thinking that ...
    • Reflection for Saturday, August 5, 2000: 17th week in Ordinary Time. 

      Kestermeier, Chas, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2000-08-05)
      Our two readings today both concern the persecution of God's servants. Jeremiah suffers here but is not put to death, while John is killed for the most trivial of reasons. And as for Jesus himself...||The point is that ...
    • Reflection for Saturday, August 5, 2006: 17th week in Ordinary Time. 

      Kokensparger, Brian (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2006-08-05)
      Red flags go up all over the place in today's readings.|Jeremiah's life hangs upon the whim of the princes and the people. The priests and prophets believe he should be executed for speaking out against the city.|Danger!|John ...
    • Reflection for Saturday, July 30, 2016: 17th Week in Ordinary Time. 

      Morse, Edward (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2016-07-30)
      The way of the prophet is uncomfortable, indeed.  Jeremiah speaks forth uneasy words that portend defeat for the people because of their disobedience.  On account of these words, he stands accused by other prophets. The ...
    • Reflection for Saturday, July 31, 2010: St. Ignatius of Loyola. 

      Kuhlman, Mary Haynes (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2010-07-31)
      Solemnity of St Ignatius of Loyola, priest, founder of the Society of Jesus Today, July 31, all over the world, Jesuits and their friends celebrate the feast of St. Ignatius Loyola, the founder of the Society of Jesus. ...