In the midst of the tempest
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Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time – June 23, 2024 Today, we might focus on Jesus’s power to calm life’s storms and give thanks for God’s care for us. But the Lectionary’s wisdom of... Read More

Woven together
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Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time – June 16, 2024 The connection between this passage from Ezekiel and today’s pericope from Mark is all the tree and planting imagery. But the Gospel takes on... Read More

Becoming one
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Body and Blood of Christ – May 26, 2024 The longer we wait to bring back the Communion cup, the quicker we will forget why we need it. The most important reason to... Read More

God is Close to Us
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Most Holy Trinity – May 26, 2024 We might dust off our theology school notes and review the Catechism and other texts to help us explain the Holy Trinity for this Sunday’s liturgies.... Read More

Step beyond the familiar
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Pentecost Sunday – May 19, 2024 Many dioceses celebrate liturgy in a multitude of languages. The three major ones in mine are English, Spanish, and Vietnamese. When our Irish-born bishop was assigned to... Read More

Wait for the spirit
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Solemnity of the Ascension – May 12, 2024 We come to another symbolic number in Luke’s account. Just as Jesus was “led by the Spirit into the desert for forty days” (Lk 4:1–2)... Read More

Adjusting our orientation
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The Seventh Sunday of Easter – B – May 12, 2024 We return to the first chapter of the Acts of the Apostles this week, to the choosing of Judas Iscariot’s successor. There... Read More

Redefine our relationships
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The Sixth Sunday of Easter – B – May 5, 2024 Today when Christians are everywhere, it is hard to grasp the magnitude of what Peter experienced in Cornelius’s home. The revelation of... Read More