How to stop hoarding
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Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Many of us whose primary work is in service to the church may never find ourselves rich in earthly treasure. And yet, there still is a warning for... Read More

Do not grow tired. Sing with joy!
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Before the Second Vatican Council, it would have been unusual to hear people in the assembly singing. Although official church documents encouraged the assembly to sing, much of the music was in Latin.... Read More

To evangelize, open the doors and go out
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Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time In these summer months, your parish might be preparing to celebrate the Rite of Acceptance into the Order of Catechumens. This rite ritualizes an unbaptized seeker’s intention to... Read More

We don’t just play songs at Mass
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After Mass one Sunday, one of the worshipers was so moved by the music that he went home and wrote this in in journal: How I wept, deeply moved by your hymns, songs,... Read More

A healthy concern for the liturgy
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Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Poor Martha! She’s always compared to Mary who seems to have done nothing to attend to the needs of dinner, and we laud Mary’s choice as though feeding... Read More

Embodied Mercy
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Body and Blood of Christ In the Gospels, we often see Jesus put word and action together, where his action embodies his words. We see this most clearly in the Johannine Gospels whenever... Read More