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April 10, 2004

Since therefore Christ suffered in the flesh, arm yourselves with the same intention . . . so as to live for the rest of your earthly life no longer by human desires but by the will of God. As we gather here today in the empty tomb,...

April 9, 2004

A priest has told the story a group of parochial high school students on their way to church to go to confession. As they walked along, they were discussing the Sacrament of Penance, and one among them had very strong views. He...

April 8, 2004

“Why is this night different from all other nights?” In Jewish culture, a child asks this question to begin the celebration of the Feast of the Passover, as Jews throughout the world retell the story of the Exodus and celebrate...

December 28, 2003

Today we celebrate the first Sunday in the Octave of Christmas. Many of us see it as an anticlimax, a time of letdown after the Big Day, when we gather all the family and share all the gifts and eat all the food. Far too often, this is a...

October 26, 2003

And Jesus said to him, Go your way; your faith has made you well. And immediately he received his sight and followed him on the way. There is a biography in print of a notorious crime figure who had been kidnapped and hidden from his...

May 11, 2003

Today is “Good Shepherd Sunday.” Many of us associate this day with a particular painting, often rendered in stained glass, the familiar one with the rich, dark tones. It features Jesus as the gentle shepherd, carrying home a wayward...

April 6, 2003

I will put my law within them, and I will write it on their hearts; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. As we head toward the end of our Lenten season, we see God doing familiar things in new and disturbing ways....

February 16, 2003

Today's Scriptures contain an interesting reflection on the notion of "social acceptability." It's the topic of countless talk shows these days, because we really do have a problem. When people are different from us, those with the most...

August 4, 2002

I will open my mouth in a parable;* I will declare the mysteries of ancient times. That which we have heard and known, and what our forefathers have told us,* we will not hide from their children. We will recount to generations to...

June 23, 2002

Let nothing disturb you, Let nothing make you afraid, All things are passing, God never changes. Patience obtains all things. Nothing is lacking to the one who has God-- God alone is enough. These words, from a meditation...