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The Sunday Gospel

Christians must prepare themselves for the Lord’s return

Thirty-Third Sunday In Ordinary Time Matthew 25:14-30 The Book of Proverbs provides this weekend’s first reading. This book was composed when both the Holy Land and the lives of its […]

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Where we go from here

“I think it’s a great opportunity.” I was bemoaning the state of a country divided almost down the middle. The election that so many people thought was for the soul […]

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My saint friends

“Hey babe, grab the saints blanket, will you?” I called out to my husband. A few moments later, he returned with a black blanket, the New Orleans Saints signature gold […]

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Should I get vaccinated?

Recently, many people have been reaching out with questions about vaccines. So, I thought it would be helpful to mention some of the most common ones and try to provide […]

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The Sunday Gospel

Live each day as a disciple

Thirty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time Matthew 25:1-13 The Book of Wisdom supplies the first reading for this weekend. The book’s title itself teaches a lesson. As centuries passed, foreign influences […]

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Prepare for end-of-life decision-making

We all want to live life to the fullest and use it for the glory of God, but we also should take the time to plan for our death. We […]

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Hospitality at 6 feet: keeping our distance while letting others in 

“Can you come in?”  My grandma’s favorite question is one we now discourage her from uttering.  The impulse to swing open her door and her arms, honed over nine decades […]

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What now for the Supreme Court?

As I write this, it is unknown whether President Donald Trump will win or lose his bid for reelection. Either way, however, his most lasting legacy may be his naming […]

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Bishop's Column: In Truth and Charity

Keeping Sunday holy during the pandemic

Since apostolic times, Sunday has been considered “the Lord’s Day.” It is the day of Christ’s resurrection, “a weekly Easter,” in which we celebrate Christ’s victory over sin and death. […]

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The Sunday Gospel

The Lord and the saints teach us how to achieve eternal life

Feast of All Saints Matt 5:1-12 Today, the Church celebrates the feast of All Saints, liturgically replacing the observance of the Thirty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time. Setting aside a Sunday […]

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Who is the thief? A provocative image

One of the more interesting and surprising images the Lord used for Himself was “thief.” There was a reference to this in the first reading for the Wednesday of the […]

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Sts. Isaac Jogues and Jean de Brebeuf, companions on the journey

Simply called the North American martyrs, Sts. Isaac Jogues and seven companions are remembered every year in October for sharing the Gospel with the Native Americans of the Huron nation […]