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SOLEMNITY OF THE MOST HOLY TRINITY

SOLEMNITY OF THE MOST HOLY TRINITY Truth is what reveals reality A powerful politician once asked a condemned man: “What is truth?” If Pilate had sought truth, he’d have recognized his prisoner and set Jesus—and himself—free. Dostoevsky warned what happens to those who lose contact with the truth: They “lose all respect for themselves and […]

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Trinity Sunday C

Trinity Sunday C John 16.12-15 We have beautiful sunsets here in Florida. Now imagine you have no camera and the camera on your phone is broke. You are walking the beach and talking to a friend from up North. All of a sudden, this array of colors burst in your eyes as you see the […]

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Saturday 10th Week of the Year

Today’s Readings Saturday 10th Week of the Year Matthew 5:33-37. Healthy relationships grow and develop on trust. “Let your ‘Yes’ mean ‘Yes,’ and your ‘No’ mean ‘No.’ Anything more is from the Evil One.”  (Matthew 5:37) It’s a common enough scene when someone says something, and another does not believe them. Almost immediately they will say, “I […]

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MEMORIAL OF ANTHONY OF PADUA, PRIEST, DOCTOR OF THE CHURCH

MEMORIAL OF ANTHONY OF PADUA, PRIEST, DOCTOR OF THE CHURCH Grace through the side door Today we celebrate the Memorial of Saint Anthony of Padua, a wildly popular preacher in the early 1200s, known as the “hammer of heretics” because of his persuasive, knowledgeable oratory, aided by a loudspeaker of a voice. In fact, his […]

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MEMORIAL OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY, MOTHER OF THE CHURCH

MEMORIAL OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY, MOTHER OF THE CHURCH Mother by any other name To Argentinians, she’s Our Lady of Lujan. To Cubans, she’s Our Lady of Charity. She’s Our Lady of the Assumption in India and Our Lady of High Grace in the Dominican Republic. In the Americas, we turn to our beloved […]

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SOLEMNITY OF PENTECOST

SOLEMNITY OF PENTECOST Forgiveness isn’t just a nice idea When we sit in church, forgiveness sounds like a religious ideal. We may even view forgiveness as a soft and sentimental notion: a be-nice-to-bullies ideology for Turn-the-Other-Cheek Week. But philosophers from Plato to modern thinkers like Hannah Arendt have suggested that forgiveness is also a vital […]

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Saturday 7th Week of Easter

Today’s Readings Saturday 7th Week of Easter Acts 28:16-20, 30-31 John 21:20-25 So many changes since that first Week of Easter when Jesus suddenly appeared to the Disciples in the Upper Room. It seems such a long time ago – that First Week of Easter when the disciples couldn’t believe that Jesus, risen from the […]

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