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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
The sacred events of Holy Week may lead us to ask -- Why did Jesus, the Son of God and second person of the most holy Trinity, suffer a cruel, unjust death on a cross? Was Jesus’ suffering the only … more
After some time away from Nazareth, St. Luke tells us, Jesus returned and delivered a homily in the synagogue. His remarks were a kind of keynote for his ministry. At first, his listeners liked what … more
Is 55:6-9 Psalm 145:2-3, 8-9, 17-18 Phil 1:20-24, 27 Gospel: Mt 20:1-16 Gospel parables often contain a paradox meant to open us to a deeper understanding of who God is and who we are in … more
What does it mean to have faith in Jesus? What is this having faith in him? It’s possible to answer these questions in an abstract way, with carefully defined terms in a theological discussion … more
The discovery of an empty tomb is the Gospel record of the historical event of Jesus’ resurrection. No witnesses saw Jesus rising from the dead. But what they did see was Jesus’ agonizing … more
“Rejoice in the Lord!” is the invitation of this Third Sunday of Advent when God’s word calls us, once again, to enter into the meaning of life in light of the mystery of the Incarnation, soon … more
The award-winning movie “The Mission” tells the story of Jesuit missionaries who attempt to bring the good news of the Gospel to remote regions of … more
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