Mary M. McGlone is a Sister of St. Joseph of Carondelet and a historical theologian currently writing the history of the Sisters of St. Joseph in the United States.

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Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time: Priceless blessedness

Scripture for Life: What are we who live in great comfort to make of this presentation of the "good news"? Rather than quibble and wiggle with phrases like "poverty of spirit," we need to face Luke's presentation of the Beatitudes as it is.


Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time: The fishing carpenter captivates

Scripture for Life: What was Peter expecting when he let Jesus commandeer his boat as a pulpit? Little did Peter know that when he said, "At your command, I will lower the nets," he was paraphrasing Jesus' mother.


Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time: Prophets for the world

Scripture for Life: Both Jeremiah and Jesus were headed for trouble precisely because God had set their sights on a panorama much wider, and a faithfulness much deeper than their contemporaries wanted to consider.


Third Sunday in Ordinary Time: We don't have an option

Scripture for Life: When was the last time you were in church and heard a truly breathtaking homily, saw people moved to tears by the challenge they heard or witnessed a prophetic challenge to pious decorum?