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Wednesday, March 3, 2010 By Sister Betty J. Lillie, S.C. Third Sunday of Lent: Exodus 3: 1-8a, 13-15; Psalm 103:1-4, 6-8; 1 Corinthians 10: 1-6, 10-12; Luke 13:1-9 Our Gospel passage this week gives us a focus for understanding the message of our liturgical readings. It falls into two parts:

Thursday, February 25, 2010 By Michael Daley Recently, L’Osservatore Romano, the Vatican’s semi-official newspaper, had a congratulatory article celebrating the Simpsons 20th anniversary. Yes, I mean the show about the beer-guzzling, nuclear plant working, incompetent, overweight and vulgar resident of Springfield, Homer Simpson.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010 By Terrance Callan Second Sunday of Lent: Genesis 15:5-12, 17-18; Philippians 3:17-4:1; Luke 9:28-36 We are often misled by the things we hear and see. When we observe someone’s behavior, we may completely misunderstand the motive for it. Full understanding requires more than simply watching someone.

Thursday, February 18, 2010 By Father Earl Fernandes In 1982  my father came home from work one day with a brand new car for my mom. It was a maroon Ford Fairmont. We children were jumping up and down with excitement as we saw it for the first time through

Wednesday, February 17, 2010 By Terrance Callan First Sunday of Lent: Deuteronomy 26:4-10; Romans 10:8-13; Luke 4:1-13 This is the first Sunday of Lent, a 40-day period of preparation to celebrate Easter. Lent can be seen as a retreat undertaken by the entire church to deepen our faith before our

Thursday, February 11, 2010 By Jeanne Hunt Jesus had a thing about tables. He loved them. To sit with Him at table and sup on good bread and a little fish, He gathered the best and the brightest folks and the least and the not-so-bright folks. So, it is well

Wednesday, February 10, 2010 By Terrance Callan Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time:  Jeremiah 17:5-8; 1 Corinthians 15:12, 16-20; Luke 6:17, 20-26 It is uncomfortable to feel that we do not belong in some situation. Often our spontaneous reaction is to find a way to fit in as well as possible.

Friday, February 5, 2010 By Father Kyle Schnippel Jesus’ very last words in the Gospel of Matthew form a basis for the foundation and structure of the church: “Behold, I am with you always, even until the end of the age.”  As He says these words to the 11, He

Wednesday, February 3, 2010 By Terrance Callan Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time: Isaiah 6:1-2, 3-8; 1 Corinthians 15:1-11; Luke 5:1-11 A personal invitation has a much greater effect on us than a general announcement that help is needed. We are much more likely to say “yes” to a person asking

Thursday, January 28, 2010 By Michael Daley After several enthusiastic invites from a student’s mother, I finally accepted her invitation to attend a large, nondenominational church with her and her family. This was a good “Catholic” family mind you, with years of both local parish involvement and Catholic education. Yet,