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Easter Sunday (March 31, 2013)

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We don't often think of it, but a significant symbol of the Resurrection of Jesus is the stone that was rolled away from the tomb. This was a massive piece of rock; two or three grown men would struggle to move it. When the tomb is guarded by armed soldiers, it becomes well-nigh impossible. Yet...

Palm Sunday (March 24, 2013)

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So, we have ourselves a new Pope! It remains to be seen how his papacy will evolve, but if the beginnings are any indication, it will be full of surprises. Pope Francis wasn't on anyone's short list of candidates, but from what I read in the Catholic press, he was saying and doing some things...

5th Sunday of Lent (March 17, 2013)

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If there is one line that perfectly captures all three of Sunday's (Cycle C) readings, it's this: God has a very bad memory! In the First reading, we see Isaiah proclaiming how God will bring about a second exodus for his people, this time from the Babylonian Captivity. Through the prophet...

3rd Sunday of Lent (March 3, 2013)

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This week's Readings This is going to be a very interesting week, an interesting week indeed! Pope Benedict's resignation takes effect at 8:00 p.m. Thursday (2:00 p.m. EST). Then on Friday, March 1st, the sequester takes place and government begins curtailing services, unless Congress does...

2nd Sunday of Lent (Feb. 24, 2013)

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Seems like this is one of those days when I just don't want to write ... I've been using every excuse possible to not do it. It's not from lack of gratitude or anything like that ... just one of those days, I guess. But it has to be done. Maybe part of the ennui mentioned above is due to...

22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time (Sept. 2, 2012)

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There's an undercurrent that runs through all three of Sunday's Scripture readings. Basically it's that words matter, but even more important is putting the words into action. Faith and religion are taking on a greater importance in our national political discourse. Hardly a day goes by without...

21st Sunday in Ordinary Time (August 26, 2012)

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When I first looked at the Readings for this coming Sunday, I had to chuckle. The second reading, from Paul's letter to the Ephesians, is the one where Paul states that wives are to be subject to their husbands in all things. That's in the long form, but there's also a shorter version which...

20th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Aug. 14, 2011)

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In that great brouhaha over the debt ceiling, one pressing issue was all but neglected: immigration. There is presently in the United States a complex situation about who gets in, how to make sure others stay out. We are trying to decide whom we want and whom we do not. What should be done with...

16th Sunday in Ordinary Time (July 17, 2011)

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Mercy and Power. Those seemingly opposite words are at the heart of Sunday's readings. God is so extraordinarily powerful that he can be extraordinarily merciful, compassionate, and gentle. It seems almost paradoxical, doesn't it? Perhaps the closest human comparison would be we human beings...

14th Sunday in Ordinary Time (July 3, 2011)

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Ah, time's passage. Nothing like it! Last week we had the longest day of the year, and now daylight slowly diminishes until December 21. June is just about gone, and we'll be celebrating the second of summer's three major holidays this weekend. Won't be long till my 62nd year of life passes...