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Thursday, July 9, 2009 By Father Timothy P. Schehr Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time: Amos 7:12-15; Psalm 85:9-14; Ephesians 1:3-14; Mark 6:7-13 During these weeks of summer we may be planning a family trip. An important part of any trip is deciding just what supplies to take along. In the

Thursday, July 2, 2009 By Scott Mussari “While the storm clouds gather far across the sea. Let us swear allegiance to a land that’s free. Let us all be grateful for a land so fair. As we raise our voices in a solemn prayer.” These are the introductory lines penned

Wednesday, July 1, 2009 Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time: Ezekiel 2:2-5; Psalm 123:1-4; 2 Corinthians 12:7-10; Mark 6:1-6a By Father Timothy P. Schehr This weekend we remember the thirteen colonies and their rebellion against, in the words of the Declaration of Independence, “a long train of abuses” by a monarch

Wednesday, June 24, 2009 By Father Rob Waller The holy Eucharist is not a reward for saints; it is food for sinners. Jesus did not die on the cross for us because we deserved it, but so that we might be declared deserving. He did not allow His body to

Wednesday, June 24, 2009 By Sister Betty Jane Lillie S.C. Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time: Wisdom 1:13-15; 2:23-24; Psalm 30: 2, 4-6, 11-13; 2 Corinthians 8: 7, 9, 13-15; Mark 5: 21-43 In approaching the readings for this Sunday we may at first wonder how they come together. But if

Wednesday, June 17, 2009 By Sister Carol Gaeke, O.P. After a session in the RCIA about the Trinity one catechumen remarked, “I still don’t get it.”  Understandably, as we are in the realm of mystery. The Trinity provides deep content for reflection on relationships, especially familial. Since all of life

Wednesday, June 17, 2009 By Sister Betty Jane Lillie, S.C. Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time: Job 38: 1, 8-11; Psalm 107: 23-26, 28-31; 2 Corinthians 5:14-17; Mark 4: 35-41 It may strike us as being a bit of subtle humor that liturgical readings in Ordinary Time should be formed around

Wednesday, June 10, 2009 By Father Kyle Schnippel In my last column, Melchizedek was upheld as the first model of priesthood in the Scriptures. This initial model was rather short lived, unfortunately. During the Exodus, the tribe of Levi claimed the priestly responsibilities of the Jewish people. This shift proves

Wednesday, June 10, 2009 By Sister Betty Jane Lillie, S.C. Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ: Exodus 24:3-8; Psalm 116:12-13, 15-18; Hebrews 9:11-15; Mark 14:12-16, 22-26 In last Sunday’s reading we had the question, “Has anyone heard the voice of God and lived?” The answer, of course, is “Yes.”

Wednesday, June 3, 2009 By Sister Betty Jane Lillie, S.C. Most Holy Trinity: Deuteronomy 4:32-34, 39-40; Psalm 33:4-6, 9, 18-20, 22; Romans 8:14-17; Matthew 28:16-20    “Did anything so great ever happen before? Was it ever heard of? Did a people ever hear the word of God and live?” (Deuteronomy 4:32-33)