Posts Tagged ‘Prodigal Son’

The prodigal daughter Comments 0

Thursday, August 29th, 2019

Like many of Jesus’ parables, the parable of the prodigal son in the Gospel of Luke features an all-male cast. There is the father, loving and merciful, the older son, judgmental and testy, and the younger son, thoughtless and hedonistic. I have been encouraged by many homilists over the years to cast myself in the Read more

Pope Francis’ ‘older son’ problem Comments 0

Friday, October 18th, 2013

If a Las Vegas casino had opened a betting line eight months ago on the likelihood that within a year the most popular figure on the planet would be the pope, one has to imagine the odds would have been awfully long. Yet that’s basically today’s situation, as Francis continues to garner acclaim and admiration Read more

Prodigal son revisited Comments 0

Tuesday, June 14th, 2011

Theologian Elizabeth Johnson was recently critiqued by the US bishops.  As the keynote speaker at assembly of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious in 2008 she spoke of the universal need to extend and accept forgiveness. A lesson she must now put into practice herself. In the course of her address she quoted Bernard Haring: “At this time the church is Read more