The Dispatch

From Temptation to Transfiguration

March 16, 2019 Carl E. Olson 1

Readings: • Gn 15:5-12, 17-18 • Ps 27:1, 7-8, 8-9, 13-14 • Phil 3:17—4:1 • Lk 9:28b-36 What a difference a week makes! From temptation in the desert to Transfiguration on the mount; from supernatural […]

'Palestine. Sermon the Mount.' by Vasily Polenov (c. 1900; WikiPaintings.org)
The Dispatch

The King is the Context

February 16, 2019 Carl E. Olson 5

Readings: • Jer 17:5-8 • Psa 1:1-2, 3, 4 AND 6 • 1 Cor 15:12, 16-20 • Lk 6:17, 20-26 “Context,” I have read, “is king.” While such a saying should itself be read and […]

The Dispatch

We are called to be fishers of men

February 9, 2019 Carl E. Olson 1

Readings: Is 6:1-2a, 3-8 Ps 138:1-2, 2-3, 4-5, 7-8 1 Cor 15:1-11 or 15:3-8 Lk 5:1-11 God initiates. Man responds. Jesus calls. Man answers. Such is the dynamic relationship at the heart of salvation history […]

'Marriage at Cana' [c. 1304] by Giotto di Bondone (WikiArt.org)
Essay

Cana, Signs, and Sacraments

January 19, 2019 Carl E. Olson 1

Readings: • Is 62:1-5 • Ps 96:1-2, 2-3, 7-8, 9-10 • 1 Cor 12:4-11 • Jn 2:1-11 The Gospel of John contains some seventeen direct references to signs (semeia), which is St. John’s term for […]