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Like you, I’ve heard the Gospel parable of the good Samaritan many times over. Yet this striking story bears repeated hearing because it presents a life-changing path we can easily overlook or … more
As the Fourth of July holiday approaches, the word “freedom” comes into focus while we gather together to celebrate with family and friends. We give thanks to God for the freedom that is the … more
Among the items on the menu of the Passover meal are flat bread, made without leaven, and wine. In the course of the meal, the host prays blessings over them. Jesus hosted a Passover meal on the … more
Something remarkable unfolded as Parisians watched the roof and spire of their city’s iconic Cathedral of Notre Dame rapidly engulf in flames some two months ago. Strangers who would ordinarily … more
Pentecost is usually viewed as a talking event. Jesus’ disciples come out of hiding and proclaim what God has done. Peter, who has been afraid to publicly admit that he is a follower of Jesus, … more
Kenneth Clark, noted art historian, tells the story of the evacuation of the National Gallery of Art in London while the city struggled under heavy bombardment during World War II. To save the … more
How distant is God? Looking up at the night sky, the answer might seem to be “infinitely.” But today’s Scripture readings give the opposite answer. God is infinitely close, these texts say, … more
“New and improved” is a slogan that advertisers often use to market products and services to customers. From diets and cars to phones, clothes and vacations, the promise of something new catches … more
Jesus concludes today’s Gospel reading with the solemn statement, “The Father and I are one” (Jn 10:30). He means that he is everything the Father is, except that he is the Son, not the Father. … more
Think of a time when you were in the presence of a well-known public figure. Perhaps it was a pope, a bishop, a celebrated author, television or movie actor, or a local celebrity. We live in a … more
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