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Sunday Reflection, Second Sunday of Advent (December 7, 2014): Burning Away What Divides Us

“One mightier than I is coming after me. I am not worthy to stoop and loosen the thongs of his sandals. I have baptized you with water; he will baptize you with the Holy Spirit.” — Mark: 1:7-8 This Sunday is the Second … Continue reading

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Sunday Reflection, First Sunday of Advent (November 30, 2014): Being with God in the Waiting

This weekend is the First Sunday of Advent. The readings can be found here. Advent is often thought of as a time of watching and waiting. That is true and the readings the next four weeks highlight themes from the Hebrew … Continue reading

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Sunday Reflection, Solemnity of Christ the King of the Universe (November 23, 2014): Teilhard de Chardin’s Universal Christic Vision

  This Sunday is the Feast of Christ the King of the Universe and the last Sunday in Ordinary Time. You can find the readings here. I wrote last year about some of the background of this great feast, which … Continue reading

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Sunday Reflection, Feast of Dedication of the Basilica of St John Lateran (November 9, 2014)

“God is our refuge and our strength, an ever-present help in distress.” — Psalm 46:2 This Sunday is the Feast of Dedication of the Basilica of St. John Latern. The readings can be found here. In the U.S., we just completed … Continue reading

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Sunday Reflection, All Souls Day (November 2, 2014): Remembrance and Unity

This is a special year in as All Souls Day falls on a Sunday. There are a variety of readings that can be used this day but the primary ones can be found here. This weekend will be a special weekend of … Continue reading

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Pope Reaffirms Church Teaching on Evolution; In Other News: Dog Bites Man

  The media coverage of the Catholic (both the mainstream media and unfortunately many Catholic outlets) is often superficial if not downright inaccurate. Even more recent than the synod has been the reporting of Pope Francis’ remarks supporting evolution this … Continue reading

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Sunday Reflection, 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time (October 26, 2014): Responding to God’s Love

Photo Courtesy of http://www.madison.com  “Love, and do what you like” — statement attributed to St. Augustine. This Sunday is the 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time. The readings can be found here. The Gospel reading is the Great Commandment, which consists of … Continue reading

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