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In this Sunday’s Gospel, Jesus preaches on humility. The frequency with which Our Lord addresses this topic indicates the importance of this virtue in the pursuit of sanctity. It is not out of line … more
Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me, I lift my lamp beside … more
When we are attentive to the words and teachings of Jesus, we grow accustomed to hearing things which strike us as strong. Today we hear Jesus saying that he came to set the earth on fire and to … more
A young person from one of our Youth Apostle programs explained his faith journey this way: “When I was young, I went to church with my family but my faith in God was not very important to me. In … more
In this Sunday’s Gospel, Jesus offers the parable of the rich fool to teach His followers a lesson about wealth. In the parable, a landowner finds that his crops have yielded a bountiful harvest, … more
Today’s first reading from the Book of Genesis gives us an account of a biblical “art of the deal.” The scene of Abraham bargaining with God carries echoes from our own life when we have sought … more
In our ongoing quest to know and love the Lord Jesus it can be instructive to meditate on the way He interacts with His friends. We know from the Gospels that Jesus was a somewhat frequent visitor at … more
Most of us are aware that Jesus sent His Twelve Apostles out to preach the Good News in the towns and villages of Galilee. We also know that the Apostles were the first priests of the church, those … more
All of us have been on a journey in our lives. Young people love the adventure of travel. As we get older, we might settle for simply watching a travel channel on cable television. Jesus, however, … more
Jesus loved being with His disciples. He was always teaching them and pursuing an overall goal of preparing them to live in union with Him. In the passage we willingly hear and pray this weekend, we … more
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