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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

Wednesday, September 23, 2009 By Sister Betty J. Lillie, S.C. 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time: 137  Numbers 11:25-29;  Psalms 19:8, 10, 12-14;  James 5:1-6;  Mark 9:38-43, 45, 47-48 When a ministry or a project is going well it is a human inclination to protect it from the intervention of other

Thursday, September 17, 2009 By Pat McDonough My daughter, Caitlin, graduated from the University of Virginia last May and set her sights on finding a position in public policy for a not-for-profit agency, preferably one concerned with human rights. A strained economy prevented most of her peers from fulfilling their

Thursday, September 17, 2009 By Sister Carol Gaeke, O.P. At our first Communion retreat Bobby sat rapt, his arms crossed over his heart, as I dramatically told the Emmaus story. He couldn’t contain his excitement and blurted out, “I can feel my heart getting warm all over waiting to receive

Wednesday, September 16, 2009 By Sister Betty J. Lillie, S.C. 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time: Wisdom 2:12, 17-20; Psalm 54:3-8; James 3:16-4:3; Mark 9:30-37 As Jesus walked and talked with His disciples, there were some points of instruction they needed to understand very clearly. One of them was about His

Thursday, September 10, 2009 By Father Ben Urmston, S.J. There are many forms of non-violence — prayer, meaningful dialogue, conflict resolution, arbitration, education, voting intelligently, giving input to our public representatives, getting basic human rights into our legal and constitutional structures, civil disobedience, arbitration and many others.  But can the