Sunday Scripture
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Deuteronomy 8:2-3, 14b-16a Psalm 147:12-15, 19-20 1 Corinthians 10:16-17 Gospel: John 6:51-58 My grandfather had been away from the church for more than 50 years. I only saw him a handful … more
In an early song, Bob Dylan sketched absurdity. “We sit here stranded, though we’re all doing our best to deny it.” With uselessness and deception all around, memories of a former lover fill … more
“I am the Lord and there is no other” (Is 45:6). The prophet Isaiah tells us, in simple yet weighty words, that God’s power is universal, loving and mysterious. Earthly power comes from God … more
Think of the last time you heard or read something of interest. Perhaps it was the headline news, a radio program, an online article, the daily newspaper or the most recent message in your email … 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
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
By Kevin Perrotta, Catholic News Service Today’s readings begin and end talking about how we talk. A Jewish sage, Sirach, makes the observation that “when a sieve is shaken, the husks appear; … 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
Genesis 12:1-4a Psalm 33:4-5,18-20, 22 2 Timothy 1:8b-10 Gospel: Matthew 17:1-9 The “mountain” where I recently experienced Jesus transfigured was actually a kitchen table. My … more
It might surprise us to learn that we live in an age of Christian martyrdom. Some have claimed that more Christians have been martyred in the 20th century than in the first four centuries of the … more
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