The Spirit of Truth will not be silenced
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Pentecost Sunday – B Last year on Pentecost, protests broke out in Minneapolis and around the world in response to the torturous eight minute and 46 second recorded murder of George Floyd by... Read More

The Spirit’s Driving Wind
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Ascension Sunday – B Today’s Gospel passage was not Mark’s original ending. That may have been lost, or the evangelist may have indeed intended to end at verse 8 with the disciples fleeing... Read More

We are made holy
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Seventh Sunday of Easter – B It’s not unusual to hear some version of “I come to Mass to get away from the world for one hour.” It comes sometimes as homiletic critique:... Read More

Love, plain and simple
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Sixth Sunday of Easter – B Anne Lamott’s priest friend Tom told her, “You can safely assume you’ve created God in your own image when it turns out that God hates all the... Read More

Let us cling to the Vine
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Fifth Sunday of Easter – B Today we hear Jesus’s last I AM statement in John’s Gospel: “I am the true vine.” As with last week’s Christological statement, we can fall into the... Read More

Shepherd to whom?
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Fourth Sunday of Easter – B When we hear Jesus say, “I am the good shepherd,” it’s tempting to wander off into bucolic bliss. If we do that, we’re missing the radical point... Read More

You are witnesses
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Third Sunday of Easter – B Today’s Gospel passage ends with Jesus saying to his disciples (and to us), “You are witnesses of these things.” This is not a hope or desire. It’s... Read More

Resurrection does not erase suffering
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Second Sunday of Easter – B On my travels, I often receive many requests from concerned parents asking me to pray for one or more of their children who have lost faith. Their... Read More