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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
A technique for dealing with anxiety is “going to the happy place.” The happy place is a situation where you feel comfortable and relaxed. Faced with something stressful, you open the memory file … 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
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
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