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Making Room

It is a simple, good-natured thing when we see it.

Prepare the Way of the Lord

On this Second Sunday of Advent, our readings draw our attention to St. John the Baptist and his role as one who prepares the way of the Lord.

Stumbling Out of the Gate

There is a term, borrowed from horse racing, that aptly describes getting off to a bad start:

What kind of Kingdom is Christ’s

We say it every Mass and every time we pray a rosary

Preparing for a Meeting

“But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.” James 1:22 This time next week I will be in Baltimore at the annual meeting of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. These meetings are the annual occasion for the bishops to make important decisions that will impact the life of the […]

Having the Mind of Christ

It would be hard not to notice these days that many young people are leaving the Church.

Has Anything Changed?

Over the past weeks, I have received many letters from concerned Catholics over the renewed scandal surrounding child sexual abuse by Catholic clergy.

‘Lord, I want to see’

Although the story of blind Bartimaeus is undoubtedly a real incident in Jesus’ life, there are many hints in the text of a secondary spiritual meaning.

Blocking and Tackling

Most football fans know that a team’s success boils down to doing fundamental things well—in the case of football,

The Dangers of Money

When I first came back to the Church, I wanted to pretend this week’s gospel didn’t exist.

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December 15, 2018
Newspaper of the Diocese of Kansas City ~ St. Joseph