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This Sunday marks the beginning of the Advent season, which is the time of preparation before we celebrate the Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ. Most of us fill this time of year with activities … more
The human mind is designed by God to make judgments when it is presented with sufficient evidence. A green traffic light is sufficient evidence (provided one is not colorblind) to judge the legality … more
Vince Lombardi once observed that "football is only two things — blocking and tackling." Which sounds incredibly boring. No great running plays? No exciting passes and amazing catches? How exciting … more
Most regular feasts during the church’s liturgical year are superseded by the Sunday celebration. However, this week’s feast is important enough for the church that it does not get dropped in … more
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
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