Today our Church celebrates the feast of the birth of John the Baptist, the prophet who went ahead of Jesus, preaching a baptism of repentance.  In the Gospel reading, we …

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One word that strikes me when I reflect upon the Sacred Heart of Jesus is the word “passion.” The flames and the wounds in the image depict the burning passion …

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Today’s Gospel reminds me of my mother. I recall being outdoors, playing with friends, and from a distance our mother’s call: “Ya metanse, es tiempo a rezar”; “Come in, it’s …

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In today’s first reading we are told to be generous, basically “we get what we give.” In Pope Francis’s Joy of the Gospel he makes a comment that we are not to live …

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Jesus talks a lot about compassion,  love, and doing good. It would be easy to take him for a big ol’ softy or just a “nice guy” gushing on about …

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Hold on Lord! I am confused. “Offer no resistance to one who is evil?” Isn’t combatting evil in the world one of the things we are called to do? My …

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Hold on Lord! I am confused. “Offer no resistance to one who is evil?” Isn’t combatting evil in the world one of the things we are called to do? My …

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Several pivotal truths are contained in the feast of the Body and Blood of Christ. One of these is that the Eucharist is Christ’s unconditional gift to us. “I am …

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Several pivotal truths are contained in the feast of the Body and Blood of Christ. One of these is that the Eucharist is Christ’s unconditional gift to us. “I am …

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As he does in so many places in the Gospels, Jesus takes the old law and expands on it.  Rather than asking the bare minimum of us, he invites us …

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As he does in so many places in the Gospels, Jesus takes the old law and expands on it.  Rather than asking the bare minimum of us, he invites us …

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As he does in so many places in the Gospels, Jesus takes the old law and expands on it.  Rather than asking the bare minimum of us, he invites us …

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