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Marriage Prep Reflection

This last weekend, we had a summary prayer service and brunch for the people who took part in our marriage prep program this last session. I was already for it, but a death in the family called me away, so I modified … Continue reading

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Turn Around—The Baptism of the Lord (Cycle C)

Isaiah 40: 1-5, 9-11; Titus 2:11-14, 3:4-7; Like 3:15-16, 21-22 The Sacrament of Baptism is one of my favorites at which to preside, and it’s one that probably stirs me the most emotionally, even more than weddings, at which I … Continue reading

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We are what we eat—Sunday: Twentieth week in Ordinary Time (Cycle B)

Proverbs 9:1–6; Ephesians 5:15–20; John 6:51–58 Over the last few weeks, we have been reading from some of the most critical texts for us as Catholic Christians—foundational passages in scripture that go to the heart of what it is to … Continue reading

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Body and Soul, Flesh and Spirit: Third Sunday of Easter—Cycle B

Acts 3:13–15, 17–19; 1 John 2:1–5a; Luke 24:35–48 We get an interesting juxtaposition this week in our first reading from Acts and the Gospel reading from Luke. Acts addresses the ignorance of the Jewish masses that Jesus was the Messiah … 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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Baptism of the Lord—Cycle A

Isaiah 42:1–4, 6–7; Acts 10:34–38; Matthew 3:13–17 Last week, we celebrated the Feast of the Epiphany. The scriptural context of our celebration was the visit of the Magi to the house of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph some time after Jesus … Continue reading

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