Sunday Scripture
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St. Francis of Assisi is one of the most well-known and beloved saints of the church. Today, a familiar aspect of his saintly life was his love for creation that reveals the beauty and power of God. … more
When Jesus encounters the sick, their lives are changed forever. As Jesus heals their physical disease, he gives them the gift of knowing they are loved unconditionally and that they are invited to … more
Today’s Gospel begins with one of those quietly astonishing statements that you find here and there in the Gospels: “Jesus came home with his disciples” (Mk 3:20). It’s like you said, … more
The Eucharist is the source and the summit of the Christian life. This teaching of the Second Vatican Council has come to life for countless generations … more
Fear is a powerful human emotion that shapes our actions and words. A young man named Karol Wojtyla experienced firsthand the deep fear of his community as Poland endured the inhumanity of the Nazis … more
St. Mark takes us to the core meaning of Jesus’ ascension: “The Lord Jesus ... was taken up into heaven and took his seat at the right hand of God” (Mk 16:19). At the conclusion of his … more
Friendship with God and neighbor is the whole purpose of the Christian life from beginning to end. God creates each one of us out of love, to love one another. Our creation is an eternal and unique … more
Our bundle of Scripture texts today communicates various calls to action. “Let us love not in word or speech but in deed and truth,” St. John counsels in the second reading. We should keep … more
Deep below the Eternal City, Rome, lie several early Christian images of Jesus. One remarkable third-century fresco discovered in the Roman catacomb of Priscilla portrays Jesus as the Good Shepherd. … more
If you ever watched “Wait Until Dark,” it’s hard to forget the scene in which thuggish, knife-wielding Alan Arkin suddenly springs toward blind, alone-in-her-kitchen-at-night Audrey Hepburn. … more
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