Reflection Questions for RCIA Seekers: Year C – The 18th-21st Sundays in Ordinary Time

Eighteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time Background: In contemporary America this Sunday’s set of readings is profoundly countercultural since only two decades ago we had a head of the Federal Reserve consistently assuring us that “Greed is good!” At this stage in his journey to Jerusalem, Jesus is once … [Read more...]

Reflection Questions for RCIA Seekers: Year C – The 13th-17th Sundays in Ordinary Time

Fourteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time Background:The journey to Jerusalem has begun; and, in Luke’s vision, it will not end until faithful believers have brought the good news of the kingdom/reign of God to the ends of the earth. This Sunday’s gospel selection makes that fact clear as it describes how … [Read more...]

Reflection Questions for RCIA Seekers: Year C – Pentecost through the 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Pentecost – 2nd Reading alternate, Gospel Selection A Background: In Luke’s chronology Jesus sends the Spirit on the fiftieth day after the resurrection. In John he sends the Spirit on the evening of Easter Day itself. Whatever the chronology, the crucial point is that the Spirit is sent not upon … [Read more...]

Reflection Questions for RCIA Seekers: Year C – The Third Sunday of Easter through Ascension Sunday

For reflection questions for the Fifth Sunday of Lent, Year A, click here Third Sunday of Easter Background: Each year this Sunday has as its Gospel selection a description of a meal that the risen Jesus shares with his disciples, reminding us that the repeatable sacrament of initiation is the … [Read more...]

Reflection Questions for RCIA Seekers: Year C – The Fifth Sunday of Lent through the Second Sunday of Easter

For reflection questions for the Fifth Sunday of Lent, Year A, click here Fifth Sunday of Lent Background: For the second Sunday in a row, we are presented with a story about a sinner and the self-righteous—who are also sinners but don’t want to admit it. Yet, as Paul says today, all this judgment … [Read more...]