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One of the first gifts we receive on entering the world is a name. With a name, unique to each individual, we are welcomed into a family and the human community. A name, given at birth, conveys the … more
Today’s first reading is about as distant from us as anything in the Bible. The focus is on a man named Abram, or Abraham, who grew up in Ur, a city that went out of existence more than 2,000 … more
Opportunities to grow in holiness are found in ordinary moments of each day — and so are temptations. In the daily routines of family life, work and study, we are tempted to compromise our … 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
Superheroes never go out of style. There’s something in us, young and old, that enjoys a good superhero tale. A typical superhero story includes a villain that everyone loves to hate. Soon … more
There’s nothing obscure about today’s Gospel. Jesus says that those who are poor, hungry, grieving and persecuted are to be congratulated because they’re on the way to great happiness. Those … more
In his book “Outliers: The Story of Success,” author Malcolm Gladwell offers intriguing explanations for why some people are more successful than others. Gladwell looks for general rules of … more
After some time away from Nazareth, St. Luke tells us, Jesus returned and delivered a homily in the synagogue. His remarks were a kind of keynote for his ministry. At first, his listeners liked what … more
From our waking moments to the end of the day, we are immersed in words, in written or spoken forms. We live in the so-called information age with almost instant access to news, opinions and facts … more
John begins his Gospel before time began: “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God” (Jn 1:1). God, John tells us, was not alone. There was God and his … more
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