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From the fullness of the heart

This is the eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time, and this year it is the last Sunday before we start the penitential season of Lent. The three pillars of Lent are prayer, fasting, and almsgiving. Today’s readings really drive home the … Continue reading

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Our Fortified City

We read in Jeremiah today of a promise made to the prophet as he is sent out on his mission. The promise is that God knew him and loved him from all eternity, and as God sends Jeremiah out, he … Continue reading

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The King is Coming as an Infant

This is the fourth and last Sunday of the season of Advent. Advent is the season in the church year when we anticipate the coming of the King. The King is coming. We know he is coming in the flesh … Continue reading

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There was a movie a few years back starring Clint Eastwood and some Hmong immigrants that has parallels with our readings from Scripture this week. In the movie Gran Torino, Clint is a retired autoworker featuring all the standard stereotypes: he’s … Continue reading

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Sandal Up

For the readings, please see this link: 14th Sunday Ordinary Time Year C Readings PDF The story from the Gospel of Mark is one of commission. Jesus tells the 72 apostles (the Greek word means “one who is sent”) to go … Continue reading

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It is hard to see Him

For the readings, please see this link: 12th Sunday Ordinary Time Year C Readings PDF Jesus asked the disciples, “Who do you say that I am?” He does not ask us what we did or did not do, only to put … Continue reading

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Why We Weep

For the readings, please see this link: 11th Sunday Ordinary Time Year C Readings PDF In the Gospel reading we hear the story of the sinful woman who bathes Jesus’ feet with her tears, and we hear Jesus rebuke the Pharisee … Continue reading

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