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A dialogue at the Cross Song/Hymn by Joseph A Komonchak https://www.commonwealmagazine.org/dialogue-cross Song/Hymn by Joseph A Komonchak Topics: Grief , Suffering , Cross , Mary Source: Commonweal Joseph A. Komonchak shares an imagined dialogue taken from a fourteenth century manuscript where Jesus explains to his mother, Mary, why he must die as she stands at the foot of the cross. Lenten Reflections Article by Joseph A Komonchak https://www.commonwealmagazine.org/lenten-reflections-2016-0 Article by Joseph A Komonchak Topics: St. Augustine , Desire , Easter , Bishop Source: Commonweal Joseph A. Komonchak shares Lenten reflections from John Henry Newman and St. Augustine, on topics such as Easter Day, the Church, a Bishop’s limitations; Songs of Ascent in Psalms; obscurity of Scripture, having desires fulfilled. A Knowledge Derived from Love Book Quote by Joseph A Komonchak https://www.commonwealmagazine.org/knowledge-derived-love Book Quote by Joseph A Komonchak Topics: Love , Morality , Truth , Knowledge Source: Commonweal In this Lenten reflection, Joseph A. Komonchak uses a quote from Augustine to ponder the connection between love and truth. Where to find a sacrifice for God Book Quote by Joseph A Komonchak https://www.commonwealmagazine.org/where-find-sacrifice-god Book Quote by Joseph A Komonchak Topics: St. Augustine , Heart Source: Commonweal Joseph A. Komonchak shares a quote from Augustine on Psalm 51:10, 17 and receiving a clean heart by letting the unclean heart be crushed. Pre-Darwinian Wonder at Creation, Even of a Flea Book Quote by Joseph A Komonchak https://www.commonwealmagazine.org/pre-darwinian-wonder-creation-even-flea Book Quote by Joseph A Komonchak Topics: Creation , Providence , Life , Water Source: Commonweal Joseph A. Komonchak offers a quote from Augustine for a Lenten reflection that uses Psalms 62:2, 142:6, and Matthew 5:6 and is about providence and God's power of creation. On Not Seeking Christ in a Crowd Book Quote by Joseph A Komonchak https://www.commonwealmagazine.org/not-seeking-christ-crowd Book Quote by Joseph A Komonchak Topics: Jesus , Christ Source: Commonweal Joseph A. Komonchak offers a quote from Augustine about seeking Jesus by using John 5:13. Preparing to hear a Gospel Article by Joseph A Komonchak https://www.commonwealmagazine.org/preparing-hear-gospel Article by Joseph A Komonchak Topics: Gospel , Basil the Great , Wealth and poverty , Parables Source: Commonweal In this article, Joseph A. Komonchak reflects on the gap between rich and poor and shares the thoughts of St Basil on the parable of the rich fool found in Luke 12:13-21. What makes for a "good" liturgy? Article by Joseph A Komonchak https://www.commonwealmagazine.org/what-makes-good-liturgy Article by Joseph A Komonchak Topics: Goodness , Liturgy , Music , Mass Source: Commonweal In this article, Joseph A. Komonchak ponders on what makes a church service beneficial and good. Just War and Just Peace Article by Joseph A Komonchak https://www.commonwealmagazine.org/just-war-and-just-peace Article by Joseph A Komonchak Topics: Peace , Justice , Catholic , War Source: Commonweal Joseph A. Komonchak writes on the Catholic Church moving toward a Just Peace approach based on Gospel nonviolence, which seeks to prevent, defuse, and to heal the damage of violent conflict. Vatican II: A First Fiftieth Anniversary Article by Joseph A Komonchak https://www.commonwealmagazine.org/vatican-ii-first-fiftieth-anniversary Article by Joseph A Komonchak Topics: Ecumenism , Pope , Renewal , The Vatican Source: Commonweal Providing historical context to Pope John XXIII's decision to hold Vatican II, this article by Joseph A. Komonchak presents Pope John's speech for Church renewal that convoked the ecumenical council. The Church, a Tent, and a House Article by Joseph A Komonchak https://www.commonwealmagazine.org/church-tent-and-house Article by Joseph A Komonchak Topics: Church , Ecclesiology , Eschatology Source: Commonweal An essay by Joseph A. Komonchak reflecting on the church's present and future: "The Church is a tent at this time and it is a house in the heavenly Jerusalem to which we are going." God's two names Book Quote by Joseph A Komonchak https://www.commonwealmagazine.org/gods-two-names-0 Book Quote by Joseph A Komonchak Topics: God , Moses , Name Source: Commonweal Joseph A. Komonchak offers a quote from Augustine on God telling Moses his name in Exodus 3:14 and reflects on God's description of himself. The subsisting Church Article by Joseph A Komonchak https://www.commonwealmagazine.org/subsisting-church Article by Joseph A Komonchak Topics: Church , Salvation , The Vatican Source: Commonweal Joseph A. Komonchak explains the official position of the Catholic Church on the legitimacy of other Christian churches and examines the shift in wording about defining the Catholic Church as the true church. Two kinds of law Article by Joseph A Komonchak https://www.commonwealmagazine.org/two-kinds-law Article by Joseph A Komonchak Topics: Covenant , Obedience , Fear Source: Commonweal A reflection by Joseph A. Komonchak contrasting two notions of the Law: one sees the Law coercing obedience out of fear, and the other that sees the law as a source of delight to the obedient. 'If There Is Faith in Us, Christ Is in Us' Book Quote by Joseph A Komonchak https://www.commonwealmagazine.org/if-there-faith-us-christ-us Book Quote by Joseph A Komonchak Topics: Faith , Resurrection , Resurrection of the dead , Lazarus Source: Commonweal Joseph A. Komonchak offers an excerpt from Augustine about Jesus raising people from the dead, primarily the raising of Lazarus from John 11. A God who seeks Sermon Starter/Outline by Joseph A Komonchak https://www.commonwealmagazine.org/god-who-seeks Sermon Starter/Outline by Joseph A Komonchak Topics: God's Will , St. Augustine , God , How Shall I Go To God Source: Commonweal Joseph A. Komonchak offers a brief quote by Augustine about God seeking and finding us first, that we may seek and find him. This quote is appropriate for a prayer or sermon starter. Always Autumne Book Quote by Joseph A Komonchak https://www.commonwealmagazine.org/always-autumne Book Quote by Joseph A Komonchak Topics: Mercy , God's Will , God's Mercy , Providence Source: Commonweal Joseph A. Komonchak presents a sermon quote from John Donne about God having mercy in all seasons. Unobligated Generosity Book Quote by Joseph A Komonchak https://www.commonwealmagazine.org/unobligated-generosity-0 Book Quote by Joseph A Komonchak Topics: God's Love , St. Augustine , Blood , Death of Christ Source: Commonweal Joseph A. Komonchak offers an excerpt from Augustine with a little commentary about why Christ had to die, explaining the purpose of the atonement. Eyes fixed on the same thing Sermon Starter/Outline by Joseph A Komonchak https://www.commonwealmagazine.org/eyes-fixed-same-thing Sermon Starter/Outline by Joseph A Komonchak Topics: Love , Unity , Holy Spirit Source: Commonweal Joseph A. Komonchak offers a quote by Augustine on love, the Holy Spirit, peace, unity, and truth, related to Romans 5:5 and 1 John 3. What Ever Happened to Advent? Article by Joseph A Komonchak https://www.commonwealmagazine.org/what-ever-happened-advent Article by Joseph A Komonchak Topics: Christmas , Advent , Secularism , Christian Calendar Source: Commonweal Joseph A. Komonchak laments that our focus on Christmas has caused the season of Advent to disappear.