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    • Reflection for April 14, 2003: Monday of Holy Week. 

      Pedersen, Cathy Weiss (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2003-04-14)
      "Here is my servant ... (who) shall bring forth justice to the nations." Isaiah||Today's reading from Isaiah is especially poignant at this time.|Who is God's servant who shall bring forth justice to the nations? Is Isaiah ...
    • Reflection for April 18, 2001: Wednesday in the Octave of Easter. 

      Pedersen, Cathy Weiss (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2001-04-18)
      Today's scriptures remind me of a sign in a local shelter which recently caught my eye: "When one door closes, another opens; but we may be so intent on our disappointment and lost expectations as the one door closes, that ...
    • Reflection for April 18, 2011: Monday of Holy Week. 

      Pedersen, Cathy Weiss (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2011-04-18)
      Over these past few months my siblings and family have spent many hours, gatherings and in emails sharing stories and events about my mom and dad, who recently died within two months of each other. It is amazing how often ...
    • Reflection for April 6, 2009: Monday of Holy Week 

      Pedersen, Cathy Weiss (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2009-04-06)
      "Hope springs eternal . . . " writes poet, Alexander Pope. Most of us living in the Midwest celebrate the coming of spring with smiles and anticipation of warmer days, and the return of greening vegetation and the budding ...
    • Reflection for Friday, April 26, 2002: 4th week in Easter. 

      Pedersen, Cathy Weiss (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2002-04-26)
      Uncertainties and the unknown are a messy part of our everyday lives: Will my children find jobs in their new locations? Will I be able to handle my aging parent's debilitating disease? Should I accept a new position? What ...
    • Reflection for Friday, April 29, 2005: 5th week in Easter. 

      Pedersen, Cathy Weiss (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2005-04-29)
      "This is my commandment: Love one another as I love you." (Jn. 15:12)||"The problem is that being a good member of a parish populated by all the diverse people in the neighborhood, reaching out to people of all perspectives ...
    • Reflection for Friday, August 17, 2007: 19th week in Ordinary Time. 

      Pedersen, Cathy Weiss (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2007-08-17)
      As I reflected on today’s readings, my position as marriage preparation facilitator brought insights into today’s theme of faithful covenant.|In our Judeo-Christian tradition, marriage is a life-time commitment in a covenant ...
    • Reflection for Friday, August 25, 2000: 20th week in Ordinary Time. 

      Pedersen, Cathy Weiss (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2000-08-25)
      "See! I will bring spirit into you, that you may come to life." (Ez. 37: 11)|Last week I attended the funeral of a young man who died in a tragic accident. The man's wife and children, as well as his mother, brothers and ...
    • Reflection for Friday, August 5, 2005: 18th week in Ordinary Time. 

      Pedersen, Cathy Weiss (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2005-08-05)
      "I remember the deeds of our God..."|This summer we attended a reunion in my old neighborhood next to the house my family had lived in for many years. We were graciously invited to take a walk through our 'old house'. Our ...
    • Reflection for Friday, December 2, 2005: 1st week in Advent. 

      Pedersen, Cathy Weiss (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2005-12-02)
      "On that day the deaf shall hear...and the eyes of the blind shall see..."|| The weekend before Thanksgiving I had a wonderful pre-Thanksgiving/Advent experience of being on retreat at a spirituality center in the woods ...
    • Reflection for Friday, December 28, 2001: The Feast of the Holy Innocents. 

      Pedersen, Cathy Weiss (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2001-12-28)
      Simon and Garfunkel's, The 7 O'clock News/Silent Night (1966), begins with "Silent Night" and then gradually is drowned out by news reports of war, violence, etc. It was very disturbing to me during the Vietnam era.|Somehow, ...
    • Reflection for Friday, January 14, 2000: 1st week in Ordinary Time. 

      Pedersen, Cathy Weiss (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2000-01-14)
      Visions Vs. Seeing|What do we want? What do we need? What do we vision for ourselves? What do we see in what is given to us daily?|In today's first reading, the people come to Samuel with this request: "Now that you are ...
    • Reflection for Friday, June 11, 2004: 10th week in Ordinary Time. 

      Pedersen, Cathy Weiss (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2004-06-11)
      It is not unusual for most Catholics to have their own copy of the Bible today. However, many Catholics raised before the 1960's probably had our first introduction to personal scripture reading and reflection after Vatican ...
    • Reflection for Friday, June 13, 2003: 10th week in Ordinary Time. 

      Pedersen, Cathy Weiss (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2003-06-13)
      "This treasure we possess is in earthen vessels, to make it clear that its surpassing power comes from God and not from us." (2 Cor 4:7)|Lost something...can't seem to find it anywhere? For those of us in the senior citizen ...
    • Reflection for Friday, May 25, 2001: 6th week in Easter. 

      Pedersen, Cathy Weiss (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2001-05-25)
      "Congratulations, graduate!" "Happy Mother's Day!" "Happy Retirement!" "Congratulations on you new life together as you celebrate your marriage!"||These are some of the greetings, which I've heard at the many occasions ...
    • Reflection for Friday, November 12, 2004: 32nd week in Ordinary Time. 

      Pedersen, Cathy Weiss (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2004-11-12)
      "...I ask you, not as though I were writing a new commandment, but the one we have had from the beginning: ||Let us love one another.'" (2 John 5) |As you read my reflection today, it is 10 days after I wrote it (on Election ...
    • Reflection for Friday, November 23, 2001: 33rd week in Ordinary Time. 

      Pedersen, Cathy Weiss (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2001-11-23)
      Lately, I find myself talking to God a lot ... with an emphasis on "to" God, since I am the one doing all the talking. On the day of the NY plane crash, I frantically phoned my son who recently moved to Queens, New York, ...
    • Reflection for Friday, November 24, 2000: 33rd week in Ordinary Time. 

      Pedersen, Cathy Weiss (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2000-11-24)
      "You must once again prophesy for many peoples, nations, languages, and rulers." Revelation 10:11|We have just come through a presidential election season in the United States. Whether on the national or on a local level, ...
    • Reflection for Friday, October 11, 2002: 27th week in Ordinary Time. 

      Pedersen, Cathy Weiss (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2002-10-11)
      Tension best describes what I feel as I read the scriptures of the day. It is not unlike the tension in our times regarding the war on terrorism extending to Iraq or the disgrace of abuse in the church or the economic hard ...
    • Reflection for Friday, October 27, 2006: 29th week in Ordinary Time. 

      Pedersen, Cathy Weiss (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2006-10-27)
      Contrasts are a part of life: In the Midwest, we experience the changing of the seasons, the almost unbearable humidity and heat of summer and the biting wind and bitter cold of winter; or the brilliant fall colors of the ...