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Lent Reminds Us of Our Humanity – the Good and the Bad

Third Sunday of Lent The Book of Exodus is the source of the first biblical reading this weekend. In Hebrew history, the Exodus virtually was unsurpassed as an event of […]

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Understanding the ‘Feminine Genius’ of All Women

“The hour is coming, in fact has come, when the vocation of women is being acknowledged in its fullness, the hour in which women acquire in the world an influence, […]

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Our Call to a Cheerful Lent

If you are like me, perhaps Lent takes some getting used to. On the surface, it doesn’t seem like a season filled with much joy. The notion of giving up […]

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A Eucharistic Word: Viaticum, Food for the Journey

The days of the COVID-19 lockdown were a great opportunity to show love for those around us. And that was particularly true in the face of so much suffering and […]

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We Can Be More Merciful Without Courting Sacrilege

Controversy erupted surrounding the funeral of transgender activist Cecilia Gentili, which was hosted at St. Patrick Cathedral in New York City. Roughly 1,000 mourners turned out for the memorial for […]

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Allow Jesus to Transfigure Our Lives, How We See Others

Second Sunday of Lent The Book of Genesis is the source of this weekend’s first reading. Often, Genesis is associated with its creation narratives. Much else is included in Genesis. […]

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Elmo and the Challenge of Lent

For two or three days in January, a furry red Muppet’s concern for the well-being of his followers became news, dominating Twitter, now “X,” and sparking discussions from National Public […]

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Let Lent Be Lent

Two items came across my radar screen as we began the holy season of Lent. The first was a short video of a disco rave that took place (I’m not […]

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Lenten Advice from Padre Pio: ‘Pray, Hope, and Don’t Worry’

During this Lenten season, many parishes offer the traditional devotion of the Stations of the Cross, which recalls the last hours of the passion of Jesus as he was condemned […]

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Christ Never Forgets He Loves Us

“Remember your compassion, O Lord, and your merciful love, for they are from of old.” Though there are two rich options for the entrance antiphon this Second Sunday of Lent, […]

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Our Actions, Desire for His Mercy, Show Our Love for God

First Sunday of Lent The first reading, from the Book of Genesis, presents the familiar story of Noah. It is a story of a contrast and of the consequences of […]

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Grammys’ ‘Fast Car’ Chatter Exposes the Need for Love

“You got a fast car / I got a job that pays all our bills / You stay out drinking late at the bar / See more of your friends […]