Reflections Archive (Podcasts)

Security: A Reflection for 33rd Sunday of Ordinary Time

Benedictine University and MySpiritualAdvisor.com's Mark Kurowski reflects on theicons of security and what they mean to us in the whole scope of things.  What do we need? What is true?  What is false? Listen to this podcast of his reflection on the readings for the 34th Sunday of Ordinary Time to find out. Please read Luke 21:5-19. #GreatCatholicPreaching #Prayer #Sermons #Homilyhelper #Heaven #OneWorldTradeCenter #TempleInJerusalem

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His Job: A Reflection for the 32nd Sunday of Ordinary Time

Benedictine University and MySpiritualAdvisor.com's Mark Kurowski reflects on theheaven and what we think it will be like.  Has God gotten our memo? Listen to this podcast of his reflection on the readings for the 32nd Sunday of Ordinary Time to find out. Please read Luke 20:27-40. #GreatCatholicPreaching #Prayer #Sermons #Homilyhelper #Heaven #MemotoGod

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The Point of Prayer: A Reflection for the 30th Sunday of Ordinary Time

Benedictine University and MySpiritualAdvisor.com's Mark Kurowski reflects on the point of prayer in light of the anti-religion movement.  Is Jesus against religion? Listen to this podcast of his reflection on the readings for the 30th Sunday of Ordinary Time to find out. Please read Luke 18:9-14.  #GreatCatholicPreaching #Prayer #Sermons #Homilyhelper #WHATSTHEPOINT

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Loose Nuts: A Reflection for the 29th Sunday of Ordinary Time 2013

Benedictine University and MySpiritualAdvisor.com's Mark Kurowski reflects on persistence in prayer and what being ardently faithful is.  Is God like an unjust judge? Do we see God's answers to prayer around us? Listen to this podcast of his reflection on the readings for the 29th Sunday of Ordinary Time to find out. Please read Luke 18:1-8. For Audio, "Read More" below.  #GreatCatholicPreaching #Prayer #Sermons #Homilyhelper #AutoRepair

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Castaway: A Reflection for the 28th Sunday of Ordinary Time 2013

Benedictine University and MySpiritualAdvisor.com's Mark Kurowski reflects on the rejected and the outcast.  Why are we a part of that crew?  What does leprousy have to do with that? How is Jesus the answer? Listen to this podcast of his reflection on the readings for the 28th Sunday of Ordinary Time to find out. Please read Luke 17:11-19. #GreatCatholicPreaching #Forgiveness  #Sermons #Homilyhelper #Leper

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Small and Mighty: A Reflection for the 27th Sunday of Ordinary Time 2013

Benedictine University and MySpiritualAdvisor.com's Mark Kurowski reflects on faith and self-rejection.  Why can't we do more?  What is wrong with us? Or, is there something wrong with us? Listen to this podcast of his reflection on the readings for the 27th Sunday of Ordinary Time to find out. Please read Luke 17:5-10. #GreatCatholicPreaching #Forgiveness  #Sermons #Homilyhelper #MustardSeed

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Blah, Blah, Lost  Sheep: A Reflection for the 25th Sunday of Ordinary Time 2013

Benedictine University and MySpiritualAdvisor.com's Mark Kurowski reflects on forgiveness and especially forgiveness of enemies that turn to the good.  Who can tolerate that?  What do we do with them?  Listen to this podcast of his reflection on the readings for the 24th Sunday of Ordinary Time to find out. Please read Luke 15:1-32. #GreatCatholicPreaching #Forgiveness  #Sermons#Homilyhelper #ProdigalSon

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Identity Crisis: A Reflection for the 23rd Sunday of Ordinary Time 2013

Benedictine University and MySpiritualAdvisor.com's Mark Kurowski reflects on hating the people in your life to follow Christ.  What can he possibly mean by that?  Who are you?  How do you list your "race" on an application? Listen to this podcast of his reflection on the readings for the 23nd Sunday of Ordinary Time to find out. Please read Luke 14:25-33. #GreatCatholicPreaching #HateMyFamilyForChrist  #Sermons#Homilyhelper

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Powerful or Pushover: A Reflection for the 22nd Sunday of Ordinary Time 2013

Benedictine University and MySpiritualAdvisor.com's Mark Kurowski reflects on God being a demanding snit in this passage from Hebrews.  Why is God being demanding actually a good thing?  Or, is it? What does "spiritual but not religious" have to say about it?Listen to this podcast of his reflection on the readings for the 22nd Sunday of Ordinary Time to find out. Please read Hebrews 12:18-24a. #GreatCatholicPreaching #Spiritualbutnotreligious  #Sermons#Homilyhelper

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Presumptuous: A Reflection for the 21st Sunday of Ordinary Time 2013

Benedictine University and MySpiritualAdvisor.com's Mark Kurowski reflects on Jesus' demanding tone and his rejection from the serminary program.  Do we deserve anything from God?  How does God work in giving blessings?  Listen to this podcast of his reflection on the readings for the 21st Sunday of Ordinary Time to find out. Please read Luke 13:22-30.  #GreatCatholicPreaching #GreatDisappointment  #Sermons #Homilies

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Choices: A Reflection for the 20th Sunday of Ordinary time 2013

 Benedictine University and MySpiritualAdvisor.com's Mark Kurowski reflects on Jesus' divisiveness.  Does God bring rejection from others upon us?  Why?  Listen to this podcast of his reflection on the readings for the 19th Sunday of Ordinary Time to find out. Please read Luke 12:49-53. #GreatCatholicPreaching #DriveByShooting  #Sermons #Homilies

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Context: A Reflection for the 16th Sunday of Ordinary Time 2013

Benedictine University and MySpiritualAdvisor.com's Mark Kurowski reflects on what we do every Sunday morning.  What exactly are we doing every Sunday morning and is it important?  Listen to this podcast of his reflection on the readings for the 16th Sunday of Ordinary Time to find out. Please read Luke 10:38-42.  #GreatCatholicPreaching #Catholic #BenU1887 #Samaritan #Luke10 #MaximillianKolbe #Sermons #Homilies

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Loving: A Reflection for the 15th Sunday of Ordinary Time 2013

Benedictine University and MySpiritualAdvisor.com's Mark Kurowski reflects on Love, *sigh*...No! Silly, God's love, our love, people we hate to love and all of the above.  What does the hatred that Samaritans and Jews have to do with love?  Listen to this podcast of his reflection on the readings for the 15th Sunday of Ordinary Time to find out. Please read Luke 10:25-37. #GreatCatholicPreaching #Catholic #BenU1887 #Samaritan #Luke10 #LouHoltz #Sermons #Homilies

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Upside Down Pyramid: A Reflection for the 14th Sunday of Ordinary Time 2013

Benedictine University and MySpiritualAdvisor.com's Mark Kurowski reflects on Fletcher's Upside Down Pyramid, huh?  Who is responsible for evangelization and who are the Seventy?  Listen to this podcast of his reflection on the readings for the 14th Sunday of Ordinary Time. Please read Luke 10:1-11, 16-20.  #GreatCatholicPreaching #Catholic #BenU1887 #Furrow #Luke10 #ServantLeader #Sermons #Homilies

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Keep Straight: A Reflection for the 13th Sunday of Ordinary Time 2013

Benedictine University and MySpiritualAdvisor.com's Mark Kurowski reflects on "furrows" and what Jesus means by telling people to "bury their own dead" and to "set his face on Jerusalem"?  What does a "vocation" mean and what does it have to do with us?  Listen to this podcast of his reflection on the readings for the 13th Sunday of Ordinary Time. Please read Luke 9:51-62. #GreatCatholicPreaching #Catholic #BenU1887 #Furrow #Luke9 #ServantLeader #Sermons #Homilies

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Holding on to Demons: A Reflection for the 12th Sunday of Ordinary Time 2013

Benedictine University and MySpiritualAdvisor.com's Mark Kurowski reflects on whether we are real about wanting to be free of our vices and having Christ as Lord. Do we know what we are asking for?  Are we sure we want it?  Listen to this podcast of his reflection on the readings for the 12th Sunday of Ordinary Time. Please read Luke 8:26-39.  #GreatCatholicPreaching #Catholic #BenU1887 #Demons #Luke8 #ServantLeader #Sermons #Homilies

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Forgiven: A Reflection for the 11th Sunday of Ordinary Time 2013

Benedictine University and MySpiritualAdvisor.com's Mark Kurowski reflects on whether we are real about forgiveness or just paying lip service.  Who ought to be forgiven? Upon what do we base our forgiveness? Do all people deserve to be forgiven?  Listen to this podcast of his reflection on the readings for the 11th Sunday of Ordinary Time. Please read Luke 7:36-8:3. #GreatCatholicPreaching #Catholic #BenU1887 #ForgivenProstitutes #Luke7 #ServantLeader #Sermons #Homilies

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What to Do with Francis: A Reflection for the 10th Sunday of Ordinary Time 2013

Benedictine University and MySpiritualAdvisor.com's Mark Kurowski reflects on what we make of Pope Francis and his style. Where does he get this stuff? How does it change our lives and how we treat those around us? Listen to this podcast of his reflection on the readings for the 10th Sunday of Ordinary Time. Please read Luke 7:11-17. For Audio, "Read More" below. #GreatCatholicPreaching #Catholic #BenU1887 #WidowsSonRaised #Luke7 #ServantLeader #Sermons #Homilies

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Healed: A Reflection for the 9th Sunday of Ordinary Time/Body and Blood of Jesus 2013

Benedictine University and MySpiritualAdvisor.com's Mark Kurowski reflects on the healing power of Jesus' speech. How does this impact our faith? How does it change our lives? Listen to this podcast of his reflection on the readings for the 9th Sunday of Ordinary Time. Please read Luke 7:1-10. #GreatCatholicPreaching #Catholic #BenU1887 #Centurion #Luke7 #Heal #Sermons #Homilies

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Not Three For One: A Reflection for Trinity Sunday 2013

Benedictine University and MySpiritualAdvisor.com's Mark Kurowski reflects on the Father, Son and Holy Spirit, three in one. How do we know that God is Trinity? How does the Trinity impact our lives? Listen to this podcast of his reflection for Trinity Sunday. Please read John 16:12-15. For Audio, "Read More" below. #GreatCatholicPreaching #Catholic #BenU1887 #GreatPreaching #Revelation22 #Urgent #Apocalypse #Sermons #Homilies

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Urgent: A Reflection for the 7th Sunday of Easter 2013

Benedictine University and MySpiritualAdvisor.com's Mark Kurowski reflects on our attitude of being Church. What is the primary purpose of the Church? Is the Church just for us to go to heaven? Listen to this podcast of his reflection for the 7th Sunday of Easter to find out. Please read Revelation 22:12-21. For Audio, "Read More" below. #GreatCatholicPreaching #Catholic #BenU1887 #GreatPreaching #Revelation22 #Urgent #Apocalypse #Sermons #Homilies

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Who's Portal: A Reflection for the 6th Sunday of Easter 2013

Benedictine University and MySpiritualAdvisor.com's Mark Kurowski reflects on being Dr. Who's "tardis". What does this TV show have to do with the Peace that Jesus leaves us? Listen to this podcast of his reflection for the 5th Sunday of Easter to find out. Please read John 13:31-35. For Audio, "Read More" below. #GreatCatholicPreaching #Catholic #BenU1887 #GreatPreaching #John14 #DrWho #Glory #ChristFarewellAddress #Sermons #Homilies

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Example: A Reflection for the 5th Sunday of Easter 2013

Benedictine University and MySpiritualAdvisor.com's Mark Kurowski reflects on being an example. How should we act? What do we do? How should we live in this world? Listen to this podcast of his reflection for the 5th Sunday of Easter to find out. Please read John 13:31-35. For Audio, "Read More" below. #GreatCatholicPreaching #Catholic #BenU1887 #GreatPreaching #John13 #Love #Glory #ChristFarewellAddress #Sermons #Homilies

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Contradiction: A Reflection for the 4th Sunday of Easter 2013

Benedictine University and MySpiritualAdvisor.com's Mark Kurowski reflects on you as a contradiction.  What do we see?  What do we believe?  How should we respond to this idea? Listen to this podcast of his reflection for the 4th Sunday of Easter to find out. Please read John 10:22-30. For Audio, "Read More" below.  #GreatCatholicPreaching #Catholic #BenU1887 #GreatPreaching #John10 #Sheep #Hear #ChristShepherd #Sermons #Homilies

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Tell All the World: A Reflection for the 3rd Sunday of Easter 2013

Benedictine University and MySpiritualAdvisor.com's Mark Kurowski reflects on the details, details, details. What is religion for? What would cause a grown man to jump into a lake with his clothes on? Listen to this podcast of his reflection for the 3rd Sunday of Easter to find out. Please read John 21:1-19. For Audio, "Read More" below. #GreatCatholicPreaching #Catholic #BenU1887 #GreatPreaching #John21 #Peter #Salvation #HeIsRisen #Sermons #Homilies

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Again and Again: A Reflection for the 2nd Sunday of Easter 2013

Benedictine University and MySpiritualAdvisor.com's Mark Kurowski reflects on the irritation that we must feel when people aren't where they should be when they are supposed to be there. How does Jesus react? How does he react to those without faith? Listen to this podcast of his reflection for Easter Sunday to find out. Please read John 20:19-31. For Audio, "Read More" below. #GreatCatholicPreaching #Catholic #BenU1887 #GreatPreaching #John20 #Doubting Thomas #HeIsRisen #Sermons #Homilies

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Kitchen, Crucified, Empowered: A Reflection for Easter Sunday 2013

Benedictine University and MySpiritualAdvisor.com's Mark Kurowski reflects on what a public execution, a kitchen conversation and being connected to a crucified God has to do with you. What?! Listen to this podcast of his reflection for Easter Sunday to find out. Please read Luke 24:1-12. #GreatCatholicPreaching #Catholic #BenU1887 #GreatPreaching #Luke24:1-12 #EasterSunday #HeIsRisen #Sermons #Homilies

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Eternal Memory: A Reflection for Palm/Passion Sunday

Benedictine University and MySpiritualAdvisor.com's Mark Kurowski reflects on there is a way that we can use the same techniques as the Hatfields and McCoys to have a peace filled life. What?! Listen to this podcast of his reflection for Palm/Passion Sunday to find out. Please read John 8:1-12. #GreatCatholicPreaching #Catholic #BenU1887 #GreatPreaching #Luke22:14-23:56 #PalmPassionSunday

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Railroaded: A Reflection for the 5th Sunday of Lent

Benedictine University and MySpiritualAdvisor.com's Mark Kurowski reflects on Boo Radley, Tom Robinson and the Woman Caught in Adultery. Where is the man? Is this about forgiveness or correcting an injustice? Where is the true scandal in this story. Listen to this podcast of his reflection for the 5th Sunday of Lent to find out. Please read John 8:1-12. #GreatCatholicPreaching #Catholic #BenU1887 #GreatPreaching #John8 #WomanCaughtinAdultery

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Who is forgivin'? A Reflection for the 4th Sunday of Lent

Benedictine University and MySpiritualAdvisor.com's Mark Kurowski reflects on a new meaning of the Parable of the Prodigal Son, or is it? Who is forgiven? Where is the scandal in this story. Listen to this podcast of his reflection for the 3rd Sunday of Lent to find out. Please read Luke 15:1-3, 11-32. #GreatCatholicPreaching #Catholic #BenU1887

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Cogitation, Meditation and Illumination: A Reflection for the 3rd Sunday of Lent

Benedictine University and MySpiritualAdvisor.com's Mark Kurowski reflects on the the meaning of repentance and how it can be illuminating. What does it mean to cogitate and meditate, anyway? Listen to this podcast of his reflection for the 3rd Sunday of Lent to find out. Please read Luke 13:1-9. #GreatCatholicPreaching #Catholic #BenU1887

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Gravy Train: A Reflection for the 2nd Sunday of Lent 2013

Benedictine University and MySpiritualAdvisor.com's Mark Kurowski reflects on the the meaning of the Transfiguration and how it relates to us and our struggles. Why is it worth it to be a Christian? Listen to this podcast of his reflection for the 2nd Sunday of Lent to find out. Please read Luke 9:28-36. #GreatCatholicPreaching #Catholic BenU1887

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Holy Pig: A Reflection for the 5th Sunday of Ordinary Time 2013

Benedictine University and MySpiritualAdvisor.com's Mark Kurowski reflects on the awe inspiring vision of Isaiah and what that has to do with shoveling out a pig stigh. Huh? How does it involve you? Listen to this podcast of his reflection for the 5th Sunday of Ordinary Time to find out. Please read Isaiah 6:1-13. #GreatCatholicPreaching #Catholic #BenU1887

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Prophetic Community: A Reflection for the 4th Sunday of Ordinary Time 2013

Benedictine University and MySpiritualAdvisor.com's Mark Kurowski reflects on how speaking out of turn just might be God speaking to everyone. How does this happen? How does it involve you? Listen to this podcast of his reflection for the 4th Sunday of Ordinary Time to find out. Please read Jeremiah 1:4-19. #GreatCatholicPreaching #Catholic #BenU1887

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Saying, "Thanks Be to God.": A Reflection for the 3rd Sunday of Ordinary Time

Benedictine University and MySpiritualAdvisor.com's Mark Kurowski reflects on how people could stand for six hours and listen to the Bible being read to them. It really happened. It was a turning point for the way the people who heard it behaved. What does this have to do with us today? Listen to this podcast of his reflection for the 3rdd Sunday of Ordinary Time to find out. Please read Nehemiah 8:1-10. #GreatCatholicPreaching #Catholic #BenU1887

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Change: A Reflection for the 2nd Sunday of Ordinary Time

Benedictine University and MySpiritualAdvisor.com's Mark Kurowski reflects on the changing ways in which we look at suffering when it is done with Christ. What does this have to do with wine, weddings and listening to your mother, or does it? Listen to this podcast of his reflection for the 2nd Sunday of Ordinary Time to find out. Please read John 2:1-11. #GreatCatholicPreaching #Catholic #BenU1887

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God Know Your Name: A Reflection for the Baptism of the Lord

Benedictine University and MySpiritualAdvisor.com's Mark Kurowski reflects on the effects of Baptism on Jesus and on us. What does Isaiah mean on this Sunday and what does it have to do with water, life and meaning? Listen to this podcast of his reflection for the Baptism of our Lord to find out. Please read Luke 3:15-22. #GreatCatholicPreaching #Catholic BenU1887

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Why Travel THAT far?: A Reflection for Epiphany 2013

Benedictine University and MySpiritualAdvisor.com's Mark Kurowski reflects on why it is that people are traveling that far to see a baby. Why are people afraid of that baby? What exactly is it about that baby that elicits such strong reaction? Listen to this podcast of his reflection for the Epiphany to find out why. Please read Matthew 2:1-12. #GreatCatholicPreaching #Catholic #BenU1887

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On His Shoulders: A Reflection for Christmas

Benedictine University and MySpiritualAdvisor.com's Mark Kurowski reflects on Palestine, the aftermath of the Sandy Hook Massacre and what that little baby in the manger has to do with all of it. "What does a baby in swaddling cloths have to offer us?" Listen to this podcast of his reflection for the Christmas. Please read Luke 2:1-20. #GreatCatholicPreaching #Catholic #BenU1887

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What About Mary?: A Reflection for the 4th Sunday of Advent

Benedictine University and MySpiritualAdvisor.com's Mark Kurowski reflects on how we may take Mary for granted and why we shouldn't. What do we say to our Protestant neighbors about Mary? Listen to this podcast of his reflection for the 4th Sunday of Advent. Please read Luke 1:47-55. #GreatCatholicPreaching #Catholic #BenU1887

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Work as Calling: A Reflection for the 3rd Sunday of Advent

Benedictine University and MySpiritualAdvisor.com's Mark Kurowski reflects on how we are to respond to being called a "brood of vipers." You may ask, "What exactly is John the Baptizer calling us to do and what does it have to do with my [dead end] job?" Listen to this podcast of his reflection for the 3rd Sunday of Advent. Please read Luke 3:7-18. #GreatCatholicPreaching #Catholic #BenU1887

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Weird Dude: A Reflection for the 2nd Sunday of Advent

Benedictine University and MySpiritualAdvisor.com's Mark Kurowski reflects on why the weird dude's appearance in history makes a difference in what God is saying to US. Is John so bad? Or, is John showing us the way? Listen to this podcast of his reflection for the 2nd Sunday of Advent. Please read Luke 3:1-6. #GreatCatholicPreaching #Catholic #BenU1887

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Lift Up Your head: A Reflection for the 1st Sunday of Advent

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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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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