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Tuesday, March 24, 2009 By Father Rob Waller The stated mission of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is “to protect investors, maintain fair, orderly, and efficient markets, and facilitate capital formation … as more and more first-time investors turn to the markets to help secure their futures, pay for

Tuesday, March 17, 2009 By Sister Carol Gaeke, O.P. A Southern politician was ranting about the need to inscribe the Ten Commandments on a municipal building when a reporter tentatively asked him “Sir, what are these Ten Commandments?” The politician hesitated, scratched his head and muttered: “Well, I am not

Tuesday, March 17, 2009 By Pat McDonough God has a question. Yes, the God of infinite wisdom and knowledge seems to be stumped. Genesis tells us that after Adam and Eve tasted the forbidden fruit, their eyes were opened to their capacity to sin. They were ashamed and covered themselves.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009 By Sister Betty Jane Lillie, S.C. Fourth Sunday of Lent: 32: 2 Chronicles 36:14-16, 19-23; Psalm 137:1-6; Ephesians 2:4-10; John 3:14-21 Our Gospel reading speaks of the Son of God lifted up on the cross to bring salvation to the world, but not to condemn the

Wednesday, March 11, 2009 By Father Kyle Schnippel Why is it that a nice juicy hamburger always sounds better on Fridays of Lent than any other day? I can go weeks without craving this particularly American meal, but once Lent starts it seems that this is all I can think

Wednesday, March 11, 2009 By Sister Betty J. Lillie, S.C. Exodus 20:1-17;  Psalms 19: 8-11;  1 Corinthians 1:22-25;  Jn 2: 13-25               In the fullness of time when Divine Wisdom became incarnate in the Person of Jesus, a new and deeper wisdom came into the world through God’s Spirit. Before then,

Thursday, February 26, 2009 By Scott Mussari Many of us attempt to avoid conflicts, confrontations and controversies at all costs.  We go out of our way to elude and evade these types of conditions because we regard them as too painful and too awful, and we fail to see any

Thursday, February 26, 2009 By Betty Jane Lillie, S.C. Second Sunday of Lent: 26: Gen 22:1-2, 9a, 10-13, 15-18; Ps 116:10, 15-19; Rom 8:31b-34; Mk 9:2-10 The readings for this Second Sunday of Lent take their focus from the Gospel passage about the transfiguration of Jesus. In Mark’s Gospel the

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