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At Sunday Mass, we sing a few lines of a psalm. The music creates a mood, but the words usually pass by without leaving a lasting impression. Today, though, you might retrieve it and spend a few … more
Previewing today’s readings, I knew right away the grooves my mind would fall into when they are read at Mass. First we will hear about God promising Noah not to send any more floods and setting … 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
1 Kings 3:5, 7-12 Psalm 119:57, 72, 76-77, 127-128, 129-130 Romans 8:28-30 Gospel: Matthew 13:44-52 or 13:44-46 God desires our friendship. So much so that Jesus, the Son of God, … more
Ezekiel 37:12-14 Psalm 130:1-8 Romans 8:8-11 Gospel: John 11:1-45 When it became clear that my mother was not going to survive her cancer, along with the devastation of this news and the … more
Every saint faces times of trial and persecution, from within or from outside the church. Countless saints ended their lives with a crown of martyrdom, often at the hands of cruel, vicious … more
Lent is a time of spiritual regeneration and renewal. “The Transfiguration ‘is the sacrament of the second regeneration’: our own resurrection,” notes the Catechism of the Catholic Church … more
By Jem Sullivan Catholic News Service We give thanks to God by being faithful stewards of the natural talents and spiritual gifts we receive. This is perhaps what the master in this Sunday’s … more
Gospel at the Procession With Palms: Matthew 21:1-11 Isaiah 50:4-7 Psalm 22:8-9, 17-20, 23-24 Philippians 2:6-11 Gospel: Matthew 26:14-27:66 What is the difference between Peter … more
1 Kings 19:9A, 11-13A Psalm 85:9-14 Romans 9:1-5 Gospel: Matthew 14:22-33 “God is a friend of silence,” said St. Teresa of Kolkata. Amid the noise and busyness of each day moments … more
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