We pause mid-way through Lent to celebrate the feast of the Annunciation. Isaiah records the prophecy of this event as spoken to Ahaz: “The virgin shall be with child, and …

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In today’s Gospel, a scribe who engaged Jesus in dialogue with is told—in encouragement and even perhaps accolade—that he is not far from the Kingdom of God. What has the …

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Today’s Gospel offers a good “check-up” for our hearts. I may outwardly be “with Jesus” in my exterior actions—praying, giving alms, observing Lenten penances. But I can do these things …

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In the Gospel today Jesus condemns those who break the commandments, but he adds the extra line “and teaches other to do so.” The words of our lives may sound …

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Remember your mercies, O Lord,” says the psalmist. If you think about it, it’s kind of strange to be reminding God of his covenant to us, his promise of mercy. …

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I sometimes wonder what kind of relationship Joseph had with Jesus. For example, when his parents find him in the Jerusalem temple, it is his mother who reprimands him, “Son, …

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Thirst. It’s something we’ve all experienced, including Jesus. His thirst is compounded when the least likely person to share her water with a Jew and a man shows up at …

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When considering a particular gospel passage, Ignatius Loyola invites us to place ourselves within the situation and frame of mind/heart of the gospel person we find there. So, in today’s …

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When considering a particular gospel passage, Ignatius Loyola invites us to place ourselves within the situation and frame of mind/heart of the gospel person we find there. So, in today’s …

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St. Patrick could have been considered one of those rejected cornerstones in today’s Gospel: a Scottish boy sold into slavery at 16, converted while a shepherd, who didn’t travel to …

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St. Patrick could have been considered one of those rejected cornerstones in today’s Gospel: a Scottish boy sold into slavery at 16, converted while a shepherd, who didn’t travel to …

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Today’s Gospel can be guilt-inducing. I have willingly stepped over the Lazarus lying on my doorstep more often than I’d like to admit. The sorrowful regret for that unwillingness to …

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