Reflections Archive (Podcasts)

THE King: A Reflection for Christ the King

Benedictine University and MySpiritualAdvisor.com's Mark Kurowski reflects on what "Almighty" means.  Is it only to be strong enough to judge and destroy us?  He finds this power way too limiting and demeaning on the character of God.  Listen to this podcast of his reflection for the Feast of Christ the King. Please read Revelation 1:4-8. #GreatCatholicPreaching #Catholic #BenU1887

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Benedictine University and MySpiritualAdvisor.com's Mark Kurowski reflects on loving others who drive us CRAZY.  How do a choir director, a Scribe and the Resurrection work together to maket his possible?.  Listen to this podcast of his reflection for the 31st Sunday of Ordinary Time. Please read Mark 12:28-34. GreatCatholicPreaching #Catholic #BenU1887

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Blind Seeing Blind: A Reflection for the 30th Sunday of Ordinary Time

Benedictine University and MySpiritualAdvisor.com's Mark Kurowski reflects on how the Rock Star Jesus responds to a blind dude that no one wants him to meet.  Who are the invisible people in our lives and what are we doing about them?.  Listen to this podcast of his reflection for the 30th Sunday of Ordinary Time. Please read Mark 10:46-52. #GreatCatholicPreaching #Catholic #BenU1887

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Irish Humility: A Reflection for the 29th Sunday of Ordinary Time

Benedictine University and MySpiritualAdvisor.com's Mark Kurowski reflects on sex abuse scandal and how the Church in Ireland reportedly has given us a road map to avoid James and John.  What does it mean to lead and why would ordination to the diaconate be a key part of the solution?  Listen to this podcast of his reflection for the 29th Sunday of Ordinary Time. Please read Mark 10:17-30. #GreatCatholicPreaching #Catholic #BenU1887

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The First Commandment: A Reflection for the 28th Sunday of Ordinary Time

Benedictine University and MySpiritualAdvisor.com's Mark Kurowski reflects on an irony that is not evident until you consider exactly what Jesus is asking a rich man to do.  Why do we value? Do we really live the Commandments?  Maybe we shouldn't be so hard on the rich guy? Or, maybe our "richness" is revealed.  Listen to this podcast of his reflection for the 28th Sunday of Ordinary Time. Please read Mark 10:17-30. #GreatCatholicPreaching #Catholic #BenU1887

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Be True: A reflection for the 27th Sunday of Ordinary Time

Benedictine University and MySpiritualAdvisor.com's Mark Kurowski reflects on how modern and popular philosophies seep into our thought and decision
making without us even knowing it.  Why do you do what you do and why
should you think about a different Word? Listen to this podcast of his
reflection for the 27th Sunday of Ordinary Time. Please read Hebrews 2:5-12. #GreatCatholicPreaching #Catholic #BenU1887

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Why NOT Live Together? A reflection for the 26th Sunday of Ordinary Time

Benedictine University and MySpiritualAdvisor.com's Mark Kurowski reflects on how "living together" is not the same as being the real deal.  What reasoning is there for waiting when we think it is a good idea to "try the person on for size"? Listen to this podcast of his reflection for the 26th Sunday of Ordinary Time. Please read Hebrews 1:1-4 and 2:5-18. #GreatCatholicPreaching #Catholic #BenU1887

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High Fidelity: A Reflection for the 25th Sunday of Ordinary Time

Benedictine University and MySpiritualAdvisor.com's Mark Kurowski reflects on how we are numb to the sins we commit and the sins we see.  What does it mean to be faithful to our spouse, our friends, our God? Listen to this podcast of his reflection for the 25th Sunday of Ordinary Time. Please read James James 3:16-4:3. #GreatCatholicPreaching #Catholic #BenU1887

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Spitting Fire: A Reflection for 24th Sunday of Ordinary Time

Benedictine University and MySpiritualAdvisor.com's Mark Kurowski reflects on how we can use our tongue for more than just getting what we want or bullying people.  What can take the place of all the bad things that come out of our mouths? Listen to this podcast of his reflection for the 24th Sunday of Ordinary Time. Please read James James 3:1-12. #GreatCatholicPreaching #Catholic #BenU1887

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Doing: A Reflection for the 23rd Sunday of Ordinary Time

Benedictine University and MySpiritualAdvisor.com's Mark Kurowski reflects on how faith pushes us to do stuff.  What kind of stuff? Listen to this podcast of his reflection for the 23rd Sunday of Ordinary Time. Please read James James 2.1-17. #GreatCatholicPreaching #Catholic #BenU1887

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THANKS! A Reflection for the 22nd Sunday of Ordinary Time

Benedictine University and MySpiritualAdvisor.com's Mark Kurowski reflects on how God has given us so very much.  In the midst of rainy days, marrital problems, troubling roommates, what does that mean for us?  The Epistle of James has something very important to say. Listen to this podcast of his
reflection for the 22nd Sunday of Ordinary Time. Please read James 1:17-27. #GreatCatholicPreaching #Catholic #BenU1887

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To Whom Shall You Go: A Reflection for the 21st Sunday of Ordinary Time

Benedictine University and MySpiritualAdvisor.com's Mark Kurowski
reflects on how God respects your right to say no to him.  What does
that mean for those who stayed with Christ in the Gospel reading for the
Gospel of John?  Listen to this podcast of his
reflection for the 21st Sunday of Ordinary Time. Please read John 6:56-69. #GreatCatholicPreaching #Catholic #BenU1887

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Both: A Reflection for the 20th Sunday of Ordinary Time

Benedictine University and MySpiritualAdvisor.com's Mark Kurowski reflects on the false choice of a deep relationship with God or the joy of receiving God in the Sacraments.  What is the issue?  Why have we fought for 500 years about this? Listen to this podcast of his reflection for the 20th Sunday of Ordinary Time. Please read John 6:24-35. #GreatCatholicPreaching #Catholic #BenU1887

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Possible: A Reflection for the 19th Sunday of Ordinary Time

Benedictine University and MySpiritualAdvisor.com's Mark Kurowski
reflects on the possibility of God.  Are we all that different than
those of Jesus' town? What do we mean when we say the words we do every
Sunday? Listen to this podcast of his reflection for the 19th Sunday of
Ordinary Time. Please read John 6:24-35. #GreatCatholicPreaching #Catholic #BenU1887

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24/7: A Reflection for the 18th Sunday of Ordinary time

Benedictine University and MySpiritualAdvisor.com's Mark Kurowski reflects on the 24/7 nature of being a Christian that gets in our way of doing what we want.  What does David, St. Paul and your local church community have to do with any of this? Listen to this podcast of his reflection for the 18th Sunday of Ordinary Time. Please read John 6:24-35. #GreatCatholicPreaching #Catholic #BenU1887

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Active: A Reflection for the 15th Sunday of Ordinary Time

Benedictine University and MySpiritualAdvisor.com's Mark Kurowski reflects on shaking dust off our feet, the context of scriptures in the Gospels and what it means to be Church.  What must happen BEFORE you shake anything?  This reflection is a call to action.  Listen to this podcast of his reflection for the 15th Sunday of Ordinary Time. Please read Mark 5:21-43. #GreatCatholicPreaching #Catholic #BenU1887

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Who are YOU?: A Reflection for the 14th Sunday of Ordinary Time

Benedictine University and MySpiritualAdvisor.com's Mark Kurowski
reflects on who God sends and whether or not they are good enough for us
to receive them.  This provocative reflection should lead all of us to
ask ourselves if we are limiting our hearing of God's answer to our
prayers. Who is talking to you and are you listening?  Listen to this
podcast of his reflection for the 14th Sunday of Ordinary Time. Please read Mark 5:21-43. #GreatCatholicPreaching #Catholic #BenU1887

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To Be HEA-led! A Reflection for the 13th Sunday of Ordinary Time

Benedictine University and MySpiritualAdvisor.com's Mark Kurowski reflects on the televangelistic 'HE-aaal-ing power of JEeeeeeeSUS."  This provocative reflection should lead all of us to ask ourselves just exactly what we are trusting.  In light of the Supreme Court decision on the Affordable Health Care Act (Obamacare), what type of healing does Jesus offer?  Listen to this podcast of his reflection for the 13th Sunday of Ordinary Time. Please read Mark 5:21-43. #GreatCatholicPreaching #Catholic #BenU1887

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Results: A Reflection for the 11th Sunday of Ordinary Time

Benedictine University and MySpiritualAdvisor.com's Mark Kurowski reflects on results in light of the Kingdom of God.  What if you are working hard and not seeing "results" when you work in or for the Church?  There may be something more important.  These thoughts and more are pondered in this audio.  Contact us to make a comment, we may post it at the end of the text of this reflection.  Please read Mark 4:24-36.

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The Body of Power: A Reflection for Corpus Christi Sunday

Benedictine University and MySpiritualAdvisor.com's Mark Kurowski
reflects on how crazy it must look to the world that we walk around with
a round piece of bread in a gold "thingamajig."  Yet, the contents of
that gold thingamajig is amazing if we let Him loose within us.   These
thoughts and more are pondered in this audio. Contact us to make a
comment, we may post it at the end of the text of this reflection. 
Please read Mark 14:12-25.

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They Were All Together in One Place: A Reflection for Pentecost

Benedictine University and MySpiritualAdvisor.com's Mark Kurowski reflects on the face of the Church and what Pentecost gives light to about the Church.   These thoughts and more are answered in this audio. Contact us to make a comment, we may post it at the end of the text of this reflection.  Please read Acts 2:1-21.

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Cat's in the Cradle: A Reflection for the Seventh Sunday of Easter

Benedictine University and MySpiritualAdvisor.com's Mark Kurowski asks, "Are you a Super Mom or Super Dad?", "Is Quality Time enough?"  and "How does Harry Chapin have the answers?" These questions and more are answered in this audio.  If you would like to have your comments added to this podcast, please contact us . Please read John 15:9-17.

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The Chosen: A Reflection for the Sixth Sunday of Easter

Benedictine University and MySpiritualAdvisor.com's Mark Kurowski
reflects the movement of God, recruiting volunteers for Little League
and being chosen by God. What does this have to do with you where you
are?   This question and more are answered in this audio.
Contact us to make a comment, we may post it at the end of the text of this reflection.  Please read John 15:9-17.

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Staying Connected: A Reflection for the Fifth Sunday of Easter

Benedictine University and MySpiritualAdvisor.com's Mark Kurowski
reflects ona stubborn vine that he tried to tear out, cut out and
chemical out. What does this have to do with what a woman asked her town
to do to remember her son who was kidnapped and killed?   This question
and more are answered in this audio.
Contact us to make a comment, we may post it at the end of the text of this reflection.  Please read John 15:1-17.

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 "I Would've Killed Him, Too:" A Reflection for the Fourth Sunday of Easter

Benedictine University and MySpiritualAdvisor.com's Mark Kurowski
reflects on how the Good Shepherd is offensive to the religious ear.  "I
would have killed him, too," is how Kurowski feels when reading this
passage in its context.  Why would a devout Christian feel like he would
have killed Christ, too?  Listen to this podcast to find out why. These
questions and more are answered in this audio.
Contact us to make a comment, we may post it at the end of the text of this reflection.  Please read John 10:11-18.

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Guess Who Is Coming to Dinner: A Reflection for the Third Sunday of Easter

Benedictine University and MySpiritualAdvisor.com's Mark Kurowski reflects on Sidney Portier, Katherine Hepburn, Spencer Tracey and Jesus. How is an African American man in a movie in the 1960s like Jesus and vice versa. These questions and more are answered in this audio. Please read Luke 24:36-48.

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Truth and Peace: A Reflection for the Second Sunday of Easter

Benedictine University and MySpiritualAdvisor.com's Mark Kurowski reflects on truth apart from facts and reality and peace that surpasses understanding. Confused? These questions and more are answered in this audio. Please read John 20:19-31.

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It's About God: A Reflection for the Third Sunday of Lent

Benedictine University and MySpiritualAdvisor.com's Mark Kurowski reflects on how life is not about us so much as ist is about God and this can put things into focus.  Listen to this podcast of his reflection for the Third Sunday of Lent and send us a  comment . Please read John 2:13-22.

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3 Purposes for Life: A Reflection for the First Sunday of Lent

Benedictine University and MySpiritualAdvisor.com's Mark Kurowski reflects on how Lent slaps us in the face every year.  It challenges us to live a life that is focused on who we were created to be.  Listen to this podcast of his reflection for the First Sunday of Lent and send us a  comment. Please read Mark 1:12-15.

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Paralyzed by Sin: A Reflection for the 7th Sunday of Ordinary Time.

Benedictine University and MySpiritualAdvisor.com's Mark Kurowski reflects on being set free from sinful paralysis.  Listen to this podcast of his reflection for the Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time and send us a comment . Please read Mark 2:1-12.

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Where there is misery: A Reflection for the 6th Sunday of Ordinary Time.

Benedictine University and MySpiritualAdvisor.com's Mark Kurowski reflects on whether believing in Christ promises riches, glory and freedom from pain.  Listen to this podcast of his reflection for the Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time and send us a comment . Please read Mark 1.40-45.

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In The Beginning, God".": A Reflection for the Fifth Sunday of Ordinary Time.

Benedictine University and MySpiritualAdvisor.com's Mark Kurowski reflects on God and the Beginning so that we can get up in the morning and make it through the day. Listen to this podcast of his reflection for the Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time and send us a  comment. Please read Mark 1.29-39.

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