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Most Holy Trinity—Cycle A

Exodus 34:4b–6; 2 Cor. 13:11–13; John 3:16–18 God in the Most Holy Trinity is pure mystery. How three are also one, how Father begets Son and through Son, how the Holy Spirit proceeds—this is a mystery. We have these technical … Continue reading

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The Choice You Make—Sixth week in Ordinary Time (Cycle A)

Sirach 15:15–20; 1 Cor. 2:6–10; Matt. 5:17–37 I’m going to be bold and propose something to you that I believe is true and consistent with the teachings of the Catholic Church, even though many of us don’t realize it. Actually, … Continue reading

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Reconciliation and Civic Obligations—28th Sunday of Ordinary Time (Cycle C)

2 Kings 5:14–17; 2 Timothy 2:8–13; Luke 17:11–19 My dentist is one of our parishioners here: Dr. Scott Morrell. He takes very good care of me and hires top-notch hygienists. I’m one of those lucky few who have excellent dental … Continue reading

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Male and Female He Created Them—Twenty-Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time (Cycle B)

Genesis 2:18-24; Hebrews 2:9-11; Mark 10:2-16 “This is why a man leaves his father and mother and clings to his wife, and the two of them become one flesh.” This verse appears, more or less, in two of the three … Continue reading

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Commandments, Not Suggestions: Third Sunday in Lent (Cycle B)

Exodus 20:1-7; 1 Cor. 1:22-25; John 2:13-25 The lectionary has given us a lot to chew on and digest this weekend: first, the giving of the Law on Mt. Sinai, then St. Paul’s first letter to the Corinthians, and finally, … Continue reading

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Baptism of the Lord—Cycle B

Isaiah 55:1–11; 1 John 5:1–9; Mark 1:7–11 Have you ever had the experience of having someone you greatly admire coming up to you and telling you how much they admire you? Someone whose opinion and judgment you hold in great … Continue reading

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The Holy Family

Sirach 3:2-6, 12-14; Psalm 128; Colossians 3:12-21; Luke 2:22-40 Today we celebrate the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph—the model family for Christian families. Admittedly, they’re a tough act to follow. None of us were immaculately conceived or conceived … Continue reading

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