Embracing Sister Death
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Solemnity of All Saints / The Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed (All Souls) Death is never easy to face, so we avoid it. We keep aging at bay with creams and dyes... Read More

A Blessing for Friends
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Friendship is such a precious gift. When one finds a good friend, we find a pathway to God. I had written this blessing as a birthday gift for a good friend a while... Read More

The desire for greatness
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Readings for the Twenty-ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time James and John get put in a bad light because of their request in today’s Gospel. How dare they seek glory by asking for places... Read More

The law of the community
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Readings for the Twenty-seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time Rules can be hard to follow. On the other hand, they sometimes are too easy to break. We’ve all encountered a coordinator who goes absolutely... Read More

What are you hoarding?
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Readings for the Twenty-eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time I hate to admit it, but I am a bit of a hoarder. I’m nowhere near the level of hoarding you see on reality shows... Read More

Be open to radical change
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Readings for the Twenty-sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time Before they are baptized, an adult celebrates the ephphatha rite. In it, the presider touches the person’s ears and lips and says, “Be opened that... Read More