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The Baptism of Jesus

The season of Advent is a time of preparation to make our hearts ready for an encounter with the flesh and blood humanity of Jesus.

Building a relationship with Jesus

The gospel on this Fourth Sunday of Advent, the last Sunday before Christmas, presents Matthew’s narrative of Jesus’ birth.

A New Poverty

Over Thanksgiving, I had the chance to revisit the rural area where my father was born and raised.

Building a relationship with Jesus

Advent is a season of watching and preparing.

Giving Thanks in All Circumstances

Next week Americans will celebrate the national holiday of Thanksgiving.

The Ultimate Decision

This week’s second reading, Colossians 1:12-20, is a Christological powerhouse.

Turning 60 Twice

Over the past few weeks I turned sixty years old two times.

Proof of God’s Love

Pharisees and scribes frequently confront Jesus in the Gospels, but in this passage, Sadducees question him.

Help from Mary

Very often, solutions to our problems are simpler and more available than we realize.

‘If you’re not a sinner, there’s no place for you in the Catholic Church’

This week’s Gospel, Luke 18:9-14, highlights the importance of humility. It’s the Parable of the Pharisee and the Tax Collector. The spiritual masters often call humility the foundation of the Christian life. It’s the fundamental attitude for approaching God. 1 Peter 5:5 says, “Clothe yourselves, all of you, with humility toward one another, for ‘God […]

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July 16, 2020
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