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The Commemoration for the Faithful Departed — more commonly known as All Souls Day — falls on a Sunday this year. The church offers the option to use any of the readings it sets aside for Masses … more
What did Jesus look like? There are no photographs or paintings of Christ. There are no sculpted images. He posed for no fresco artisan. The image on the Shroud of Turin may seem persuasively real, … more
At the center of Our Lord's controversies with Israel's religious leaders is the issue of testing God. At various times, they test Jesus, trying to trap Him in a dispute so that one side or the other … more
“The kingdom of God may be likened to a king who gave a wedding feast for his son.” So begins a parable that Jesus directs to the chief priests and the elders of the people. God, our Father, … more
In this Sunday's Gospel, Jesus tells us of a landowner who plants a vineyard, erects a fence and a tower to protect it and builds a winepress for harvest time. Then, he leases it to tenants, only to … more
In Sunday’s Gospel we read that Jesus said to the chief priests and elders of the people, "Amen, I say to you, tax collectors and prostitutes are entering the kingdom of God before you. When John … more
Your spiritual life might be in trouble if you sympathize with the villains in Jesus’ parables. But that is precisely what many of us do. In the parable of the prodigal son, for example, many … more
The universal Church grants us the opportunity to exalt the Cross of Jesus on Sunday. The readings chosen for this grand celebration invite us to ponder with renewed hearts the wisdom of God which is … more
When someone sins against us, what is the proper Christian response? Throughout the Gospels, Jesus teaches us the importance of forgiveness as both a reflection of God's mercy and a means for healing … more
Memo to His Esteemed Excellency, the High Priest Caiaphas, from Judas Iscariot: Thank you for giving me this opportunity to provide the latest details from the inner circle of followers of Jesus … more
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