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July 4 Independence Day

Today’s Mass Readings July 4 Independence Day What the Constitution guarantees is not freedom FROM religion but freedom OF religion, that is, freedom to practice religion. All over our country, people are celebrating our independence with parades fireworks and barbecues. And this independence came at the cost of a great number of lives for which we are […]

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13th Sunday of the Year A

Today’s Mass Readings 13th Sunday of the Year A Matthew 10:37-42 Who knows? A warm welcome to a stranger can make a huge difference in a young life. Supermarket wisdom After Dad died it fell to me to take Mom to the supermarket. We had radically different shopping styles. I was an aisle-by-aisle person working […]

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Feast of the Nativity of John the Baptist

Today’s Readings Feast of the Nativity of John the Baptist June 24, 2016 Luke 1:57-66; 80. St. John the Baptist role is to prepare us to receive God’s graciousness, God’s favor. “His name is John.” In Hebrew the name John means “the Lord is gracious” or “the Lord shows favor.” God was certainly gracious to […]

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Monday 11th Week of the Year

Today’s Readings Monday 11th Week of the Year Matthew 5:38-42. How many hearts have changed while meditating on the crucifix? After horrific mass shootings of innocent victims, we ask, “When will the hate and violence end? Jesus addresses this in today’s Gospel. When we hear the term “An eye for an eye,” we often think […]

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SOLEMNITY OF THE MOST HOLY BODY AND BLOOD OF CHRIST (CORPUS CHRISTI)

SOLEMNITY OF THE MOST HOLY BODY AND BLOOD OF CHRIST (CORPUS CHRISTI) Embody your faith The addition of today’s feast to the church calendar was primarily the result of the work of 13th-century Augustinian nun Juliana of Liège. She worked in her convent’s hospital nursing the sick. During this time she reported having visions of […]

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