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Today’s first reading and Gospel both illustrate God’s mercy. In the first, God shows himself willing to forgive the Israelites for worshipping a golden statue of a bull, in clear violation of … 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
From time to time we read or hear amazing wilderness survival stories. People who find themselves lost in the wilderness are forced to survive without food and water, sometimes for days or weeks, … more
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
“You can’t get second things by putting them first; you can get second things only by putting first things first.” “Put first things first and we get second things thrown in: Put second … 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
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