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Friendship with God and neighbor is the whole purpose of the Christian life from beginning to end. God creates each one of us out of love, to love one another. Our creation is an eternal and unique … more
1 Samuel 16:1b, 6-7, 10-13a Psalm 23:1-6 Ephesians 5:8-14 Gospel: John 9:1-41 In the U.S. there is an eight-month period called daylight saving time. Each fall, we move our clocks back … more
For a Christian, thanksgiving is not just an annual holiday but a daily attitude of life. For God became one of us, in humble self-emptying, to reconcile each one of us to God’s love and mercy. For … more
By Kevin Perrotta Catholic News Service About a week after my wife Mary died of breast cancer, I took her wedding dress out of the closet where she had kept it and laid it on the bed and … more
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
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