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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
The Gospel shows us Jesus in prayer the night before his death. “Father, if you are willing, take this cup away from me,” he says. “Still, not my will but yours be done.” Clearly, he knew … 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
From our waking moments to the end of the day, we are immersed in words, in written or spoken forms. We live in the so-called information age with almost instant access to news, opinions and facts … 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
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
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