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My 20-something granddaughter went into a convent last week. Mary Kathleen quit her job, gave away her sizable collection of clothes, handed her cellphone to her mother (families have hand-me-ups as … more
Each Advent, we are given a fresh chance to discover that the deepest longings of our heart are for God. The prophet Isaiah reminds us of this deep human desire for God. For this reason, he is … more
Acts 2:42-47 Psalm 118:2-4, 13-15, 22-24 1 Peter 1:3-9 Gospel: John 10:19-31 We all know people who endure hardships and trials but who … more
Today’s Gospel begins with one of those quietly astonishing statements that you find here and there in the Gospels: “Jesus came home with his disciples” (Mk 3:20). It’s like you said, … more
If no spoken or written words of St. Teresa of Kolkata were ever recorded, the holy woman would still be a canonized saint of the church. For her saintly actions spoke louder than any of her words. … more
Acts 2:14, 22-33 Psalm 16:1-2, 5, 7-11 1 Peter 1:17-21 Gospel: Luke 24:13-35 I once served on a parish committee that was tasked with developing a comprehensive design for the interior of … more
What does it mean to be a son or daughter of God? Does it mean to be a human person, created in God’s image? Yes, and so every one of us is a son or daughter of God, a reflection of God, as any … more
Sir 27:30-28:7 Psalm 103:1-4, 9-12 Rom 14:7-9 Gospel: Mt 18:21-35 To get the message of today’s Gospel, ask the nearest 6-year-old. The logic of Jesus’ parable is simple: If you … more
Advent: time to figure out which commandments I’ve been breaking and squeeze in confession before Christmas. Is that the message of today’s readings? Sure, that’s part of it. But … more
Acts 2:14a, 36-41 Psalm 23:1-6 1 Peter 2:20b-25 Gospel: John 10:1-10 I clearly remember Captain Picard from “Star Trek: The Next Generation” looking at a contraption on a wall and … more
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