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Wednesday, October 28, 2009 By Terrance Callan All Saints: Revelation 7:2-4, 9-14; 1 John 3:1-3; Matthew 5:1-12a This Sunday we celebrate the feast of All Saints. On other days of the year we commemorate particular saints. On this day we commemorate all who have attained the goal of human life

Thursday, October 22, 2009 By Sister Carol Gaeke, O.P. There were three bricklayers who were working on a church. Someone asked the first one what he was doing and he answered, “laying bricks.” The second said that he was building a church, and the third answered, “I am helping to

Wednesday, October 21, 2009 By Father Timothy Schehr 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time: Jeremiah 31:7-9; Hebrews 5:1-6; Mark 10:46-52 The Gospel reading for each Sunday this October introduces us to people who came to Jesus with questions. The Pharisees were looking for loopholes in God’s plan for us; a wealthy

Thursday, October 15, 2009 By Father Kyle Schnippel Known for the way he developed the interplay between light and darkness in his paintings, the Italian master Caravaggio has had a lasting impact in the world of art since his troubled life ended nearly 400 years ago. His distinctive paintings, especially

Wednesday, October 14, 2009 By Father Timothy Schehr Twenty-Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time: Isaiah 53:10-11; Hebrews 4:14-16; Mark 10:35-45 James and John probably imagined themselves to belong to the Lord’s inner circle. They were among the Lord’s earliest followers, coming just after Simon and Andrew. Only James and John, along

Thursday, October 8, 2009 By Scott Mussari Much of the origin of how the rosary came to be cannot be confirmed with certainty. Most historical theologians think the custom of using beads in prayer began sometime during the 1100s. Some believe St. Dominic developed the form of the rosary from

Wednesday, October 7, 2009 By Father Timothy Schehr 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time: Wisdom 7:7-11; Hebrews 4:12-13; Gospel Mark 10:17-30 or 10:17-27. What do we want most from God? In the first reading for this Sunday King Solomon has an answer that question: he prays for wisdom. What he means

Thursday, October 1, 2009 By Eileen Connelly, OSU God has blessed me with many loving, supportive relationships among my fellow Ursuline Sisters, family and friends. As we prepare to mark the Oct. 4 feast of St. Francis of Assisi, the lover of all creation, it also seems fitting to celebrate

Wednesday, September 30, 2009 By Father Rob Waller Molly Moira would have been born a week before St. Patrick’s Day, except that she was miscarried on Aug. 2.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009 By Father Timothy Schehr Twenty-Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time: Genesis 2:18-24; Hebrews 2:9-11; Mark 10:2-16 If any of us have been to a wedding lately it’s very likely we heard the same Gospel passage we hear this Sunday: “. . . man shall leave his father and mother and